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does nipple discharge always indicate cancer among men?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
No: Nipple discharge may be due to many different factors other than cancer, in a man or a woman. Discharge that is watery or bloody, spontaneous, and/or coming from one nipple is concerning for a cancer. If a man has this type of discharge and no palpable lump in the breast, the next test to get is a mammogram.
Dr. Eric Brown
Breast Surgery 32 years experience
Not always: Certainly suspicious, especially if the discharge is clear. You should see a doctor, and, obtain a good physical exam, mammogram and ultrasound to evaluate.

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