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Can Men Get Breast Cancer
Yes: Breast cancer in men is rare, but it happens. Men over 60 are more likely to get breast cancer. If you have a family history of breast and ovarian cancer or male breast cancer, you could have a brca mutation and should talk to your doctor about genetic testing. Men and women with a brca mutation have a higher chance of getting breast cancer and other cancers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Breast cancer results when glandular cells lining the milk ducts and lobules of the human breast begin to grow in an unregulated manner. The growth occurs initially inside the ducts but eventually breaks outside into the breast tissue and ultimately spreads both to the lymph nodes in the armpit and via the bloodstream to other parts of the body. Because of the promoting affect of estrogen almost all breast cancer occurs in women and is a rarity in men. The unregulated growth is due to both inherited and acquired genetic defects. It is the most common malignancy in women but it often curable if found early and treated effectively with surgery, hormonal therapy, chemotherapy and targeted therapy, or a combination thereof. Early detection before the malignancy becomes large enough to be felt depends on mammography/sonography and MRI imaging of the breast ...Read more
Because men: Also have breasts , 1% breast cancers are in men , due to lack of awareness , diagnosed late , results in poor prognosis. ...Read more
Yes: Male breast cancer is reported but is rare. No age is predictive. Enlarged male breast, discharge from nipples, tenderness, and feeling something amy all be subtle signs. A ultrasound of the breast the best first step. I would suggest you contact a large hospital, they tend to have breast clinic, and let them know about your issues, or would contact your MD and seek their input. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Obesity is linked to a higher risk of breast cancer. Fat cells can actually make estrogen, even in men, and increased estrogen levels are associated with breast cancer. So although breast cancer is quite rare in men, obese men are more likely to develop breast cancer, just like obese women. And exercise is associated with a decreased risk of breast cancer... So get moving! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
They do: Male breast cancer exists, but is only 1% of breast ca. Females develop breast tissue in response to hormones at levels that men don't achieve. If men take certain hormone medications, their breast tissue can grow. Breast cancer cells can be estrogen sensitive, so genetic males taking estrogen or with liver dz may be at increased risk. Brca gene can also increase risk, as in females. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Uncommon but occurs: Male breast cancer is most common in older men, though male breast cancer can occur at any age. Although the incidence is 1/100 less frequent than women, the presentation is the same, usually a small mass under the nipple. Risk factors for male breast cancer include exposure to radiation, a family history of breast cancer, and having high estrogen levels. Treatment entails removal of the breast. ...Read more
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
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