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Can breast cancer happen to men too? [Video]

Most people believe that breast cancer can only happen to women, but that’s not the case. Men can be victims too, which is why it is important to get diagnosed in time.

A 70-year-old man was diagnosed with breast cancer in New Delhi recently, shattering the myth that the disease is merely restricted to women. 

According to reports, the patient underwent modified radical mastectomy in September this year and is currently undergoing chemotherapy. He is responding well to the treatment as well, as per the doctor.

But what it has done is sparked talk about the reality that men too can develop the disease, although its incidence is rare. 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Dr Anil Haroor, Director — Advanced OncoSurgery Unit (AOU), Fortis Hospitals, Mumbai, tells HealthShots that statistically, men account for 1% of breast cancer cases. He says, “Individuals must be well-aware of the ailment, regardless of gender, to ensure timely diagnosis and preventive treatment.”

A startling fact …

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