For the roughly 2,600 men who are diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States annually, the news can be very surprising. Men who are diagnosed with breast cancer are not alone; our team of male breast cancer specialists at Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center is focused on providing the care and support that male breast cancer patients need at the time of diagnosis, during treatment, and later as survivors. We offer cutting-edge oncologic care, as well as emotional and psychosocial support services and coordination of care with other providers.
In addition to treating men with breast cancer, our physician-researchers are also involved in research focused on male breast cancer. Because breast cancer is rarer in men than in women, more research is needed to learn about causes, optimal treatments, and side effects of these treatments in men. Our ongoing research will be key to advancing our understanding of this disease, and to developing the best therapies.