This National Cancer Institute (NCI) booklet (NIH Publication No. 05-1556) has important information about
cancer.* Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women in
this country (other than skin cancer). Each year, more than 211,000 American
women learn they have this disease.
You will read about possible causes, screening, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment,
and supportive care. You will also find ideas about how to cope with the
Breast Cancer in Men
Each year, about 1,700 men in this country learn they have breast cancer. Most
information in this booklet applies to men with breast cancer. However, more
specific information about breast cancer in men is available on NCI's Web site
at http://www.cancer.gov and from NCI's Cancer Information Service at
Scientists are studying breast cancer to find out more about its causes. And
they are looking for better ways to prevent, find, and treat it.
NCI provides information about cancer, including the publications mentioned in
this booklet. You can order these materials by telephone or on the Internet.
You can also read them online and print your own copy.
*Words that may be new to readers appear in italics. The
"Dictionary" section explains these terms. Some words in the "Dictionary" have a "sounds-like" spelling to show how to pronounce them.
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