"As a 41-year-old man with two young daughters and wife, I, like everyone else with this disease, I am very motivated to do what it takes to achieve the best result," he writes in his blog on Male Breast Coalition of Cancer .

Researchers are concerned because this operation is expensive, put people in the hospital and can not help them.

"Increasing the speed of costly, procedures without serious signs of survival comes, paradoxically, while greater emphasis on quality and value in cancer treatment," said American Cancer Society in Ahmedin Jemal in a statement.

"Health care workers should be aware of what we have seen an increase in the removal of breast neporazhennoy not limited to women, and doctors should thoroughly discuss with their male patients addons, damage and cost of this operation to help patients make informed decisions about their treatment. "

Only 1 percent of all cases of breast cancer in US men. Male patients with breast cancer often do not survive as long as women, largely because they do not even realize that they can get it and not rush to recognize the warning signs, researchers say.

6.332 The researchers found men who had surgery for breast cancer between 2004 and 2012.

"In the period from 2004 to 2011, with 6.332 men who had undergone surgery, 1,254 (19.8 percent) were breast preserving surgery, 4,800 (75.8 percent) had a mastectomy, and 278 (4.4 percent) were bilateral mastectomy, "they wrote in their report.

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"Between 2004-2005 and 2010-2011, the opposite preventive mastectomy rates among men who have had surgery increased by 86.7 percent, from 3 percent to 5.6 percent."

What they do not know whether the male genetic testing, which showed that they were at high risk if they had a family history of cancer or they were concerned about the cancer will return in neporazhennoy chest.

"I think it probably reaction of emotion," said Dr. Larissa Korde, researcher breast cancer at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.

Prices women who opt for preventive mastectomy increased an estimated 50 percent in recent years, experts say.