Doctors are rethinking the way they treat breast cancer after years of what some say is overtreatment. This TIME video highlights this alternative form of treatment that relies on active surveillance for the earliest type of breast cancer known as ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS. Only one in 1, men will develop breast cancer in his lifetime. The American Cancer Society predicts men in the United States will die from breast cancer in That pales in comparison to the estimated 40, women who will die from breast cancer this year. The three most common cancers among men are prostate cancer, lung cancer, and colorectal cancer , according to the CDC, while breast cancer is the most common cancer among women.
What Happens After Treatment for Breast Cancer in Men?
Breast cancer is rare in men. There are about men diagnosed each year in the UK. This compares to around 55, cases in women. There are some similarities between male breast cancer and female breast cancer.
It is fairly common for people to be diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. Stage 2 tumors are usually between 2 and 5 centimeters cm in diameter 1 to 2. Radiation therapy is given following a lumpectomy, but may or may not be needed after a mastectomy.