Prevalence and Incidence of Male Breast Cancer
Male Breast Cancer: Rare Disease
Male Breast Cancer is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Male Breast Cancer, or a subtype of Male Breast Cancer,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Incidence of Male Breast Cancer:
Breast cancer affects more than 1,000 men in this
country each year. (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Breast Cancer: NCI)
Incidence statistics for Male Breast Cancer:
The following statistics relate to the incidence of Male Breast Cancer:
About prevalence and incidence statistics:
The term 'prevalence' of Male Breast Cancer usually refers to the estimated population
of people who are managing Male Breast Cancer at any given time.
The term 'incidence' of Male Breast Cancer refers to the annual diagnosis rate,
or the number of new cases of Male Breast Cancer diagnosed each year.
Hence, these two statistics types can differ:
a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence,
but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence.
For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.
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