Although it is rare, men are also at risk of developing breast cancer. Men with a BRCA mutation have an increased risk of male breast cancer.

Learn more about cancer risks in men who carry a BRCA mutation.

Screening for male breast cancer

It is important for you to be aware of how your body normally feels so that you can notice changes in your chest. Male breast cancer can be caught early through self-exams.

Changes in your chest’s texture or even a tiny lump should be reported to your doctor.

In addition to self-examination, your doctor may recommend a regular clinical breast exam and possibly a regular mammogram.

You do not need a risk-reducing surgery to prevent male breast cancer. The risks are still fairly low and screening can usually find cancer early.

Learn about the signs and symptoms of male breast cancer