Like breast cancer in women, early detection of male breast cancer is the key to effective treatment and survival. Statistics show men and women have the same chances of survival relative to their age and stage of diagnosis.

The tests are exactly the same for men as women: a breast examination taking into account family history, a mammogram or ultrasound, and a biopsy.

It’s vital men are aware of the risks and don’t let embarrassment or pride stand in the way of getting checked.