Breast cancer in men

Breast cancer is a rare disease in men: Approximately 20–30 new cases are diagnosed in Finland each year. Surgical treatment of men’s breast cancer usually involves mastectomy due to the small size of the breast. In some cases, however, breast-conserving surgery may also be considered. Otherwise, men’s breast cancer is treated the same way as women’s breast cancer. The cancer subtype, tumor size, and any metastasis to lymph nodes are the deciding factors for determining post-operative drug therapy and radiotherapy needs.