Can Guys Get Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is one of the main causes of death in women. Not many know that the man is equally threatening.
Every year 600 men diagnosed with breast cancer in Germany. If compared with 74,500 women with the same case, it is indeed a very small number.
But the urologist Professor Sabina Kliesch asserts, lighting on the dangers this could save lives. If you don’t realize it, patients can be affected by breast cancer. Because men tend to wait longer before seeking medical handling.
The WHO Predictions
The World Health Organisation (WHO) predicts, if the situation does not change, 20 percent of men will suffer from cancer before age 75 years in 2030, and 16 percent will die of the disease.
The risk of men becoming patients of breast cancer was increased in line with age. But this does not mean the young man free of risk. Germany, along with most Western countries, do not have an early examination program, such as a mammogram for women, to detect breast cancer in men when still in the early stages.
Governments should demonstrate political commitment to improve the implementation of high-quality screening and early detection program, which is more an investment than an extra expenses, “said Bernard Stewart, one of the authors of the report.
Researchers still do not know why the man could be suffering from breast cancer. According to urologist Kliesch, some risk factors for men, including a history of the breast cancer disease among women family members.
Those who suffer from the syndrome are also more risky Klinefelter exposed breast cancer. Klinefelter Syndrome is a genetic disorder in males caused by excess of chromosome x. men suffering from Klinefelter’s syndrome have the possibility of 15 to 50 percent higher for breast cancer.