In men more than 90% of breast cancers are of the estrogen receptor positive subtype, in women the percentage is only 70%.
Estrogen is depended on in more than 90% of breast cancers in men, drinking alcohol and being obese increases estrogen in the body.
Obese men and men that consume alcohol have a greater risk of developing breast cancer.
The most common risk factor for men having breast cancer is them carrying the genetic mutation. Learn More.
1% of breast cancer cases are accounted by men. 2,500 new cases of male breast cancer are reported every year.