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Breast cancer is a disease most often associated with women. Male breast cancer happens much less frequently than female breast cancer because male breasts do not go through as complex a development stage. There are some milk ducts in men, although they aren't as complete as those of women. As always, prevention is key: an earlier diagnosis means a better prognosis.

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1. Fatigue

One of the first symptoms you'll likely notice if you have developed breast cancer is fatigue. Many chronic illnesses can cause fatigue to appear. In most cases, fatigue goes away with a bit of rest. But for cancer patients it's different: even long periods of rest won't help reduce fatigue. Being tired is your body's natural way of telling you that something is wrong. This is especially worrying if it is long-lasting. As cancer grows, your body becomes tired as it tries to fight off a disease. Contact your doctor if your fatigue doesn't get better with rest.

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