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What you need to know about male breast cancer

November 21, 2023
IN THE NEWS: It is estimated that in 2023, more than 2,800 men will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in the United States. Of those, 530 will not survive, according to the American Cancer Society.

univision logo with purple, green, orange and blue "u" on white backgroundDr. Israel De Alba, a hospitalist at UCI Health, spoke with Univision about the cancer

“Breast cancer is much less common in men, [but] we can still get it and there are still risks. All men with [close family members] who have had breast cancer should consult with their physician. The ways of finding it are exactly the same as with women, through mammogram and ultrasound.”

De Alba also indicated that symptoms can include round, hard masses forming in the breast.

De Alba is an internist with UCI Health Hospitalist Services and a professor in the hospitalist program at the UCI School of Medicine. His research interests include health disparities and detection and prevention of cancer.

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