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Breast Cancer in Men: All Pink in This October, 2016

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Cancer awareness authorities and charities will be thinking all pink this October in recognition of breast cancer. The October, 2016 will be the breast cancer awareness month, this year.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

From this 23rd October, the world will hold an annual “Wearing Pink” event by wearing pink clothing to spread awareness about breast cancer throughout the world.

About 230,000 women will be diagnosed with this deadly disease this year, so it is not very hard to let go of the thinking that Breast cancer do exist in men too.

However the actual cause of this has been unknown thus far, but it is estimated that about 2,360 new cases of breast cancer in men will be examined this year in the US only, out of which 430 will die courtesy this, Sadly.

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Undoubtedly, the risk of the disease in men is rare and reportedly it has been noted that the ratio of breast cancer in men are 1 in 1000 while in the women the ratio gets as large as 1 in every 8 women will suffer from the disease.

There is a rare chance that a man under an age of 35 years gets a breast cancer. The ratio of this gets increased with age and most cases of breast cancer in men have been recorded at the age of 60-70 years.

The chances of it increases, if the man has any close female relative suffering from the disease, by taking estrogen, and also due to a dangerous liver disease known as  “cirrhosis”.

It has also been noted from the stats that men are most likely to die from the disease than women.

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