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detecting breast cancer in men

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Rare: It is quite uncommon, and almost never occurs below the age of 65.
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Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience Breast Surgery
1% of all breast ca: Male breast cancer is rare and accounts for 1% of all breast cancers. Men can present with a breast lump just as women. The treatments are similar t ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Same as women: Physical examination with a doctor. Feeling a firm hard painless breast lump. Mammogram and breast ultrasound sometimes used. It is a rare condition ... Read More
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Examination by physi: If you have a swelling in one of your breasts and you feel a distinct lump, you should get a physicina to examine you. Presence of a lump may require ... Read More
A 81-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
2%: There is a 2% incidence in breast cancer for men.
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Dr. Vance Harris
36 years experience Family Medicine
1 in 1000: Breast cancer is 100 times more common in women than in men. A man's lifetime risk of developing breast cancer is about 1/10 of 1%, or one in 1, 000. ... Read More
Dr. James Gulley
25 years experience Hematology and Oncology
2,190 cases in US : The american cancer society estimates that there will be 2, 190 cases of breast cancer diagnosed in males in the us in 2012. This is in comparison to ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
51 years experience General Surgery
NO: Estrogen does not cause cancer, but it can stimulate cancer and cause it to grow faster.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: The size does not have anything to do with the risk for developing cancer.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience Breast Surgery
Same as women: If a man has a breast mass, he gets the same work up as for women: mammogram, ultrasound, core needle biopsy (taking a sample) of the mass. Treatment ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Possible: Infection, medication get checked for lump may need mammogram.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Any man, fat or thin, can get breast cancer, although the lifetime risk is only 1:1000. High-fat diets have been linked to an increased risk of breas ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
16 years experience 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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
They do.: Men do get breast cancer, but their risk is considerably less than the risk in women. Breast cancer is a disease of hormonally-active breast tissue; ... Read More

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