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What is the difference between gynecomastia male breast cancer?

What is the difference between gynecomastia male breast cancer?

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 can spread through metastasis. Fortunately it is rare for males to develop breast cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Cancer (Definition)

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


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Can I have male breast cancer?

Yes,: about 1% of breast cancers occur in men. If you feel a breast lump, see your doctor. You may need a mammogram and/or ultrasound. ...Read more

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How rare is male breast cancer ?

How rare is male breast cancer ?

Rare: It is quite rare. Presents as a painless lump under tge nipple most often over age 65. Less than 1% of breast cancers occur in men. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of male breast cancer?

What are symptoms of male breast cancer?

Lump on the breast: The most common presentation of breast cancer in male is a lump on the breast- usually underneath the nipple area. When it is more advanced- you can also find lymph gland enlargement on the arm pit area, above the collar bone. In metastatic disease- where other organ is involved, systemic problems like weight loss, bony pain, facture etc can happen. Do not underestimate any lump on your breast. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of male breast cancer?

What are the symptoms of male breast cancer?

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. ...Read more

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Are there any symptoms for male breast cancer?

Are there any symptoms for male breast cancer?

Lump: A generally non-tender unilateral persistent and/or enlarging lump particularly one not necessarily centered beneath the nipple complex. If you're uncertain and/or concerned, seek an evaluation from your provider. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have male breast cancer?

Is it possible that I have male breast cancer?

Yes it is: If you have a growing lump or thickness in your breast, it should be checked by a physician or a surgeon. Breast cancer in men does occur in more than 1, 000 cases per year in the us. ...Read more

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I would like help on male breast cancer and such ?

I would like help on male breast cancer and such ?

Not sure: ...What you mean. If you need treatment, get yourself a multidisciplinary group of docs. If you need information, check the american cancer society or the national cancer institute websites. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


Dr. Tom Pousti
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Male Breast Enlargement (Definition)

Gynecomastia, or enlargement of the male breast gland, can be due to hormone, imabalances, medications, age, or genetics. It is a medically treatable condition - see a board-certified plastic surgeon for the different options. These can include liposuction, direct excision of the glandular tissue, and even excision of ...Read more