October 10, 2011
Health Tip: Understanding Breast Cancer in Men
Learn about its risk factors
(HealthDay News) -- While breast cancer may be most common in women, it can also affect men.
The National Cancer Institute mentions these common risk factors for male breast cancer:
- Being aged 60 to 70.
- Having been exposed to radiation.
- Being diagnosed with a condition that raises estrogen levels, such as liver disease (cirrhosis).
- Having a family history of breast cancer, especially cases caused by a gene (BRCA2) mutation.