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From a website I was researching after my breast biopsy: Who does invasive ductal carcinoma affect? Invasive ductal carcinoma can affeci both men and women. It's more common in people over 55, but it can occur at any age. Transwomen have a higher risk of developing breast cancer compared to cisgender men, while transmen have a lower risk of developing breast cancer compared to cisgender women.

From a website I was researching after my breast biopsy: Who does invasive ductal carcinoma affect? Invasive ductal carcinoma can affeci both men and women. It's more common in people over 55, but it can occur at any age. Transwomen have a higher risk of developing breast cancer compared to cisgender men, while transmen have a lower risk of developing breast cancer compared to cisgender women.

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Literally everyone else listed, including biological men, are listed before a woman. Angering.

[–] VestalVirgin 10 points Edited

Naming the most affected group last. Wow. That's so shitty, I can't even.

I'm not an expert, but ... I am pretty sure garden variety breast cancer almost never affects men. There's some rare cases, of course, but it is not really a thing.

At least they correctly compared TIMs to men who don't take wrong sex hormones, and TIFs to women who don't take wrong sex hormones.

(Though I am not sure that TIFs really have a lower risk ... unless they get their ovaries removed, I don't see why they would - adding testosterone certainly doesn't help. And of course, not all TIFs do anything to their bodies at all ... trans identity certainly does not protect against breast cancer! And of course, TIMs only have a higher risk if they take estrogen. Putting on a skirt and invading womens' spaces certainly does not increase cancer risk.)

I'm assuming that the double mastectomy rate being higher among TIFs would reduce the overall rate, but yes, that only applies to a subset of TIFs and trans identity on its own doesn't change the reality of a woman's risk at all. Of course, they can't acknowledge that because that would be acknowledging reality...

I think about 1% of breast cancer cases are in men? And if you're a woman related to a man who has had breast cancer, your chances have majorly increased (and his sons and grandsons have higher risk, too), but I don't know if one type affects men more than others. Other risk factors, like smoking, obesity, etc. increase chances across sex.

Wow…just wow.

Also, in their effort to be so “inclusive” of men (to a CANCER that largely affects women) they have completely obfuscated and muddied the message. I had to read it like three times to understand what they were saying and English is my first language.

What a joke 😠 But yes, let’s do all we can to make sure that men feel included in breast cancer because god forbid we exclude them from feeling like they don’t get the same cancer as women.

STOP APPROPRIATING OUR PAIN 😠

And this whole shit only benefits men with perverted fetishes.

Normal men would be relieved to know that they need not worry about getting breast cancer.

It requires quite a sick and twisted mind to want to be "included" in getting a type of cancer.

(Though I am not entirely sure that is even the intent here. Perhaps they just want to obfuscate things until women don't realize anymore that they're at risk for breast cancer, ultimately leading to more women dying from it. With how much TRAs talk about how they want to murder women, I wouldn't be surprised.)

Cancer is expensive to treat, and treatment doesn't work all that well in many cases. It sure would save them a lot of money if women stopped getting screened.

AFAIK, cost benefit is that you get to live, it works on individual level , bc it's expensive to treat but in the first stages it can be done.

But it's economically not better for the gov, or social health providers, like of course some doctors earn a lot but not the society as a whole, like the social benefit of you living and not giving up on you vs the money it costs is not great, also cancer comes back, your reintegration to work life is not good, life expectancy is shorter anyway, you are gonna require more funds later, also pain, you might have more if they treat you no less, it takes long taking up resourcess and hospital space etc.

Some treatments are cost effective and some are just done for humanitarian reasons. Like it helps for social cohesion .So cancer prevention helps only you so do your screenings when they are available.

cisgender

Okay no. I do not trust that website to be credible.

[–] GCRadFem 3 points

Just the fact that they use “cisgender” as an actual valid word makes everything invalid to me.

Everything and everyone matters more than women. They would make us a footnote if they could. Actually, they about did in the article.

People makes it sound like the diagnosis rates are the same. I've met dozens of women with breast cancer, but only one man. But they can't state the obvious.

transmen have a lower risk of developing breast cancer compared to cisgender women

Has this even been proven? I don't know about invasive ductal carcinoma specifically, but breast cancer is often linked to naturally high testosterone in women, never mind excessive exogenous testosterone.

It would be comparable to removing one's breasts as cancer prevention, something my generation was known to do - basically if you had a high risk of developing cancer, you would consider removing your breasts after you were done with any breastfeeding you were planning. It greatly reduced, if not completely eliminated the risks. Drastic, but effective. I'm probably making a large jump in assuming gender mutilation is as detailed as preventative removal of breast tissue and gets all the mammo tissues.

It's not as detailed. I considered preventive mastectomy when I was tested for BRCA 1 and 2. It's as drastic as mastectomy for breast cancer; they remove all breast tissue, including the nipple. Breast tissue is left behind for TIF breast reduction.

I suppose less tissue might result in a lower breast cancer risk, but I question if that isn't offset by exogenous testosterone. I already heard of a story of a TIF who was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer, which has a very poor prognosis and, as far as I know, tends to be caused/exacerbated by hormones.