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What is the difference between gynecomastia male breast cancer

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Marquart
17 years experience General Surgery
Benign vs malignant: Gynecomastia is a benign condition usually caused by drug abuse or prescription medications. On the other hand, male breast cancer is malignant and ca ... Read More
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Dr. Todd Sisto
36 years experience Breast Surgery
Gynecomastia is: The enlargement of of the breast gland in the male & is not malignant.
Dr. Travis Kidner
16 years experience Surgical Oncology
Benign/malignant: Gynecomastia is a benign condition. Breast cancer is malignant.

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
No cancer vs cancer: Gynecomastia is benign enlargement of the male breast. While breast cancer is rare in men, it does occur (and since female breast cancer is so common, ... Read More
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Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Big difference: Gynecomastia is a benign overgrowth but breast cancer is malignant.
Dr. Larry Nichter
35 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Gynecomastia: Gynecomastia is benign extra breast tissue in a male. Breast cancer is malignant and needs to be treated.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Breast cancer: Unless you are brca + your risk is 1%. I you have something abnormal you should be seen and examined by a surgeon.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Breast : Breast cancer in males is much less common than in females, and makes up less than 1% of all cases of breast cancer. The estimated number of new case ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See your doctor: If left untreated male breast cancer will cause more than breast disfiguration. It will invade local tissues, including the chest wall, as well as spr ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Color: Flesh colored. If it involves the skin it could look red or inflamed but normally would be a palpable lump under normal looking skin.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
It's Not Cancer: Gynecomastia describes prominent breast tissue in men, very common at puberty. Breast cancer is virtually unheard of in male teens. If there is no s ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Changing lump: Breast skin issues more common, but male breast unusual. It used to be exclusively older men, but camp lejeune cluster in marines, family and vets sug ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Although not as: Common as breast cancer in women, breast cancer can occur in men. If you have a breast mass please have it medically evaluated.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Pahnke
43 years experience Surgical Oncology
Hardness,bleeding: At your age this is very common to have enlargement of the glands under one nipple(gynecomastia) -- show it to your doctor. Cancer is hard, may ulc ... Read More
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