What Are the Key Statistics About Breast Cancer in Men?

The American Cancer Society estimates for breast cancer in men in the United States for 2017 are:

  • About 2,470 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed
  • About 460 men will die from breast cancer

Breast cancer is about 100 times less common among men than among women. For men, the lifetime risk of getting breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000. The number of breast cancer cases in men relative to the population has been fairly stable over the last 30 years.

Visit the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Statistics Center for more key statistics.

The American Cancer Society medical and editorial content team
Our team is made up of doctors and master’s-prepared nurses with deep knowledge of cancer care as well as journalists, editors, and translators with extensive experience in medical writing.

Last Medical Review: October 10, 2014 Last Revised: January 5, 2017

American Cancer Society medical information is copyrighted material. For reprint requests, please contact permissionrequest@cancer.org.