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Your Breasts (Men)

Breast Cancer Risk Factors

  • Age increases the risk of breast cancer.
  • Having the BRCA2 or BRCA1 gene mutation, or having a close relative with the mutation, raises a man’s lifetime risk from about 1 percent to about 7 percent.
  • Having a family history of breast cancer—especially if it was diagnosed at age 40 or younger.
  • Obesity.
  • Radiation exposure.
  • Increased estrogen levels, from heavy alcohol use, cirrhosis or Klinefelter syndrome.
  • Practice early detection. Learn to examine your breasts every month and ask your health professional to include a breast exam in your annual doc-chec.

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 Resources: Mayo Clinic and Cancer.net