Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- One in 1,000 men is diagnosed with breast cancer in his lifetime, according to 2012 data from the American Cancer Society. The disease kills about one man every day in the United States.
The lifetime risk of breast cancer in women is one in eight, but women are encouraged to check their breasts for changes and have mammograms as recommended. Men, on the other hand, often ignore the early signs of breast cancer, which include lumps in the breast, armpit or collarbone area, nipple discharge and puckering, flaking or redness anywhere on the breast.
The American Cancer Society urges men to discuss any breast changes with their doctors. Once a breast cancer diagnosis is made, the treatments are similar for men and women and include surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. The survival rates are similar too.