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A 31-year-old member asked:

How common is breast cancer in male?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
Rare.: But it has worse prognosis than female breast cancer, stage for stage.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

How common is male breast cancer?

4 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Very rare.: Less than 1% of all cases of breast cancer diagnosed in the us annually are in men. The lifetime risk of a man developing breast cancer is about 1:1000.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What are the tests for male breast cancer?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
Same as female: Clincal or self breast examination, mammogram, ultrasound, mri, genetic testing and breast biopsy, to name a few.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for male breast cancer?

2 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
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.
A 49-year-old member asked:

Is it possible that I have male breast cancer?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paxton Daniel
Radiology 33 years experience
Pretty rare: Most tenderness or swelling under the male breast is because of the development of benign breast tissue called gynecomastia. This can be caused by certain medications and medical conditions. Male breast cancer occurs but is rare. Best advice, check with your doctor, he may even order a mammogram to be sure.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What can someone with male breast cancer do?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
See a doctor: If there is truly a diagnosis of breast cancer, that person needs to be referred to a surgeon for likely mastectomy in male patients, and need to see a medical oncologist for proper chemotherapy and/or hormone therapy.

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