Breast cancer cases among men on the rise

October 9, 2015 1:35 AM

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — From ubiquitous pink ribbons to blithe pleas to save the ta-tas, most people have heard of breast cancer and its effects on women. But what of the men?

Although it's much more rare, men are also susceptible to breast cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that around 2,350 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in men in 2015, compared with 231,840 in women. An estimated 440 men will die of breast cancer this year.

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