Running head: BREAST CANCER IN MEN1Breast cancer risk factors in menNameProfessorInstitutionCourse
BREAST CANCER IN MEN2AbstractThis research focuses on the men who are at a higher risk of developing breast cancer.The cases of men breast cancer are few thus little research has been done on men. However,there are various risk factors which have been noted by various researchers to increase thechances of breast cancer development in men. Radiation exposure in the chest of any manthrough treatment and work environment at a younger increase the risk of developing men breastcancer. The obese men are at a higher risk of developing breast cancer since they have higherlevels of aromatase in their adipose which aids the conversion of testosterone to estrogen. Inaddition, men with certain genetic predispositions like ones from a family with a history of breastcancer, mutated genes, and Klinefelter's syndrome are at a higher risk of developing breastcancer. Also, alcoholic men and men with higher estrogen levels are at a higher risk ofdeveloping breast cancer. Finally, the report contains evidence from various studies done toinvestigate the different risk factors leading to men breast cancer.
BREAST CANCER IN MEN3IntroductionIn the field of medicine, breast cancer is broadly referred to as a malignant tumor inpeople whose growth starts in the breast cells. The malignancy of tumors in this context refers toa bunch or a collection of cancerous cells especially in the breast which is not only capable ofgrowing in a specific cell but also have the capacity to invade other surrounding tissues andspread to other various parts of the human body. It has, however, been discovered that in mostcases the breast cancer lumps are usually benign, meaning they are not cancerous in other organsof the body or cannot be spread in other body parts. Although the disease has been known toaffect women around the world, there have been increased cases of breast cancer which has beendiagnosed in men. This research paper, therefore, aims to present which men are at higher risk ofgetting breast cancer (Fentiman et al, p.598, 2006). The rates of breast cancer in men are very low than in women across the world, with thelifetime risk of men getting cancer is about 1 in every 1,000 men in the U.S as compared to therate in women indicating 1 in every 8 women in the U.S. in 2014 data on cancer, which is themost recent data available, men were showed to be at lower risk of breast cancer. The dataindicated men having incidences of 1.2 men per 100,000 with mortality rate being 0.3 per100,000 in men caused by breast cancer. In women, this was higher, having 124.9 per 100,000incidences of breast cancer and with 20.5 per 100,000 death incidences occurring among womenas a result of breast cancer. The survival rates for both men and women at the similar or samestage of breast cancer were same for both groups, with men often diagnosed at later stages of thebreast cancer. Men are usually less likely to report the symptoms of breast cancer, something