When women think of breast disease, cancer is often the first thing that comes to mind. However, there are many benign (non-cancerous) breast conditions, some of which mimic the symptoms of breast cancer. Some benign conditions cause pain or discomfort and need treatment, while others require no action.
While breast cancer primarily occurs in women, it can also occur in men. Breast cancer in men is generally diagnosed later than in women because of men's lack of knowledge about the disease. Consequently, it's also important for men to be aware of the symptoms of breast disease.
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