CASEC Virtual Information Exchange – Oct. 24, 2020

Male Breast Cancer: Real and Dangerous

October 24, 2020  | 11AM EST | Afrique Today Live

The Patcha Foundation is collaborating with the Assembly of Petworth and Immigrant Community Services to host a panel discussion on the impact of male breast cancer on the African American population and the strategies each of us must adopt to reduce our risks.

A study has found that Black men have higher rates of all types of breast cancer compared to white men in the United States. While breast cancer in men is rare, it does happen. Fewer than 1% of all breast cancers are diagnosed in men. In 2019, about 2,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer were diagnosed in men. For men, the lifetime risk of getting breast cancer is about 1 in 833.

The research was published online on Dec. 12, 2019, by the journal JNCI Cancer Spectrum. Read the abstract of “Subtype-specific breast cancer Incidence rates in black versus white men in the United States.”