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Oncology 101

Breast Cancer in Men: The Importance of Teaching and Raising Awareness

Muna Al-Haddad
CJON 2010, 14(1), 31-32 DOI: 10.1188/10.CJON.31-32

Breast cancer is prevalent among women, and although rare, it can develop in men. Society seems unaware that men can develop breast cancer, which contributes in part to late diagnoses in men. Nurses must raise awareness regarding the possible occurrence of breast cancer in men, the associated risk factors, and methods of prevention. A simple screening method, such as a breast self-examination, can be used to assist with detection of breast cancer in men. This examination can be independently performed quickly and easily, which may lead to early detection.

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