No, both women and men can be diagnosed with breast cancer. In fact, although we typically associate the disease with women, approximately 2,000 men were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, according to the National Cancer Institute. In 2010, estimates for male breast cancer are again near 2,000 new cases, and nearly 400 men are estimated to have died due to the disease.

According to the latest estimates, over 209,000 people were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with breast cancer in Georgia and feel it was detected late, please request a copy of our free book, I Have Cancer…Should It Have Been Caught Earlier?, or contact an Atlanta medical malpractice lawyer at the Dover Law Firm at 770-518-1133 to discuss the specifics of what happened in your situation.