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 2016 are:
- About 2,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed
- About 440 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.
Last Medical Review: 10/10/2014
Last Revised: 01/26/2016