The NHS says breast cancer is often thought of as something that only affects women, but men can get it in rare cases.

The health service says the condition usually occurs in men over 60, but can very occasionally affect younger men.

Symptoms include:

  • A lump or swelling

  • Inverted nipple

  • Change in texture of the skin around the chest

  • Nipple discharge

  • A sore or rash around the nipple that doesn't go away

  • The nipple or surrounding skin becoming hard, red or swollen

  • small bumps in the armpit


UK men diagnosed with breast cancer each year (Cancer Research UK)

You can find more information about breast cancer in men on the NHS website or via Cancer Research UK.