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A 44-year-old member asked:

What are signs of male breast cancer?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 24 years experience
Same as women: A lump felt on the breast/chest, abnormal skin changes, nipple discharge, nipple inversion, palpable mass in the axilla/underarm. Male breast cancer is treated with the same options as women: surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and hormonal therapy.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 18 years experience
A Mass: The typical sign of male breast cancer is a new mass or lump that appears in the male breast.
Dr. Chand Rohatgi
General Surgery 38 years experience
Same as females: It usually starts as a lump which is easier to feel than a female breast cancer as the breast size itself is small. It may also present as nipple discharge or irritated nipple. The treatment and prognosis is same as female stage for stage. It may be indicative of genetic breast cancer.

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What are the signs of male breast cancer or infection?

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See below: Breast cancer in men is rare, usually occurs over age 60, and is usually a painless firm mass under the nipple. Breast infection is also uncommon in males & would be a swollen, red, painful lump. Gynecomastia is a painful firm lump under the nipple in men & more common. Need to see a doctor for an examination to help you differentiate these.
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What are the signs and symptoms of male breast cancer?

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Painless lump: Breast cancer appear in men as silent painless lump, often ignored then as fixed ulcerated mass. 1% of breast cancers are in men, as diagnosis is done in late stages, prognosis is poor, due to lack awareness in men cause delayed treatment. Early diagnosis, is the key for cure.
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How to tell if you have breast cancer, male?

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Dr. Charles Sturgis
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See a doctor...: While breast cancer is not common in men, it does sometimes happen. History and physical examination from a healthcare provider is the best place to start. A doc could help to distinguish gynecomastia (growth of benign breast tissue in men) from cancer. If needed, imaging studies and/or a biopsy could be performed to confirm benign versus malignant diagnosis. Don't wait. See a doc & find out.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What are the tests for male breast cancer?

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Dr. Otto Placik
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What is the treatment for male breast cancer?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
Same as female: It is essentially the same as a female which means that it depends on the stage and can range from lumpectomy to mastectomy with or without axillary node dissection and/or chemo- or hormonal therapy and/or radiation therapy.

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