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    Mayo Clinic Minute: Breast cancer strikes men, too

a caucasian man's chest with a pink breast cancer ribbonThough it’s thought of as a disease that strikes women, men also battle breast cancer.

“Men have breast tissue. I think that’s an important lesson,” says Dr. Kathryn Ruddy, medical oncologist and director of Mayo Clinic’s Cancer Survivorship Program. “If a man finds an abnormality in his breast tissue, he should seek prompt medical attention.”

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Ruddy explains who’s most at risk and what symptoms to watch for with breast cancer in men. Jeff Olsen reports.

Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute

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