Doctor says it’s rare for males to get breast cancer

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – About 1,500 men in the country will get breast cancer each year and more than 200,000 women will also get the disease, according to Doctor Paul Dale from Navicent Health.

Dale said many men don’t know they have cancer, so by the time patients seem him, the cancer has developed into a more advance stage.

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He said men who have breast cancer have a higher chance of having a genetic deformity, when compared to women.

“So if you have someone in your family, a male, your family may be at a higher risk for developing breast cancer due to this genetic deformity, so you should probably having someone test and make sure that’s not in your family line,” Dale said.

If you find a lump in your breast, you should ask your doctor to check it out to make sure it’s not cancerous.