Facts About Breast Cancer in The United States
Key Statistics for Breast Cancer in Men
The American Cancer Society estimates for breast cancer in men in the United States for 2021 are:
Breast cancer is about 100 times less common among white men than among white women. It is about 70 times less common among Black men than Black women. As in Black women, Black men with breast cancer tend to have a worse prognosis (outlook). For men, the lifetime risk of getting breast cancer is about 1 in 833.
Visit the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Statistics Center for more key statistics.
Early Detection, Diagnosis, and StagingKnow the signs and symptoms of breast cancer in men. Find out how breast cancer in men is tested for, diagnosed, and staged.
Detection and Diagnosis
Catching cancer early often allows for more treatment options. Some early cancers may have signs and symptoms that can be noticed, but that is not always the case.
Stages and Outlook (Prognosis)
After a cancer diagnosis, staging provides important information about the extent of cancer in the body and anticipated response to treatment.