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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Genetics: An XX chromosome female is designed to undergo puberty with significant breast development. Males (XY) can develop fatty breasts through gynecomastia ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Richards
41 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Lactation tissue: Lactational tissue is responsible for milk production, not the amount of fatty tissue. Hormonal stimulation to this tissue results in milk.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Men have: Breast buds and pre-cursors that will respond to estrogenic stimulus: gynecomastia, and there are 0.1-1% of breast cancer occurs in males.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes, true: Men also have breast tissue and 1 to 2% of all breast cancers are male.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience in Breast Surgery
See a doctor: Male breast enlargement is called gynecomastia and can be common in men. It is seen at puberty but can also be seen in grown men who are overweight ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
16 years experience in General Surgery
Yes: Though not as common as women, men can also develop breast cancer. Of all breast cancers diagnosed in the United States each year, 1% are diagnosed in ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Yim
Dr. John Yim answered
28 years experience in Surgical Oncology
No.: Breast bondage does not cause breast cancer and almost certainly has no effect on raising the risk of breast cancer.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
No: There is no evidence that implants of any type, whether saline or silicone, cause breast cancer, although a recent study suggested that implants might ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
No: Breast cancer is unrelated to any nipple trauma.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Perhaps, not usually: The density of silicone implants is very close to breast tissue as it approximates the density of water. However this is not typically the case as mos ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chevies Newman
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hard to say: Trauma, repeatedly, is not good for tissue but I have never seen any linkage, likely not causative, the risk is 1 in 9 women, likely coincidental.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
27 years experience in General Surgery
Mastectomies: Mastectomy would be the surgery it most important is try to determine the cause.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Exam, Ultrasound: As a breast surgeon, a significant part of my practice is devoted to this dilemma. Self-examination definitely helps finding cancers but can be very d ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Yes: All men have a small amount of breast tissue, so they have a small lifetime risk of developing breast cancer (1:100, 000)
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Masiello
17 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Not necessarily: It may be easier to palpate a lump in a small breast because there is less tissue, however, some brest cancers are only found on mamogram. I would no ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Harris
36 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Yes, slightly: Saline-filled implants definitely weigh slightly more than the same volume of breast tissue as breast tissue has a certain amount of fat in it and fat ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Plastic surgery: Consult with a board certifed plastic surgeon. Get a computer analysis of before and after augmentation.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Lichten
22 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Don't use: I've never seen any scientific literature or patient studies that show any real improvement from these types of products. I think a consultation with ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
No: Normal breast has an extension into the axilla, axillary tail. While cancer can develop in the axillary tail, as it can elsewhere, the axillary tail ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Don't know of any: Studies on this. However, breast enlargement oils don't work - so don't recommend their use.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Yes: Prior breast cancer does not Prohibit a woman from breastfeeding, however, the affected breast may not prodice much milk if treated by radiation thera ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
32 years experience in Pathology
Yes: Most of the breast cancers occur in women; however, they do occur in men as well.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
No: Breast cancer is much more rare in men than women, occuring in about 1:100, 000 men. The rare man with breast cancer tends to be diagnosed at a later ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
Yes, breast density: is a risk factor for breast cancer. The relative risk for extremely dense breasts is about 4x the relative risk of patients with almost entirely fatt ... Read More
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