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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

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


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How can you tell a normal lump under a guy's nipple vs. A symptom of male breast cancer?

How can you tell a normal lump under a guy's nipple vs. A symptom of male breast cancer?

See your doctor: You will need an exam by a health professional and an ultrasound to know for sure. ...Read more

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What are signs of male breast cancer?

What are signs of male breast cancer?

A Mass: The typical sign of male breast cancer is a new mass or lump that appears in the male breast. ...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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What causes male breast cancer?

What causes male breast cancer?

Breast Cancer in Men: A few are caused by exposure to radiation. An inherited mutation in the tumor suppressor gene brca2 is associated with a very high risk, but most male breast cancers are estrogen driven just like they are in women. There are several reasons why a man might have high estrogen levels including obesity, medications, and liver disease. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for male breast cancer?

What is the treatment for male breast cancer?

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. ...Read more

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Can I have male breast cancer?

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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What causes male breast cancer?

Breast Cancer in Men: A few are caused by exposure to radiation. An inherited mutation in the tumor suppressor gene brca2 is associated with a very high risk, but most male breast cancers are estrogen driven just like they are in women. There are several reasons why a man might have high estrogen levels including obesity, medications, and liver disease. ...Read more

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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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How common is male breast cancer?

How common is male breast cancer?

Not very: Common, but about 1% of breast cancers occur in men. ...Read more

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How do you define male breast cancer?

How do you define male breast cancer?

It is: Histologically the same as female breast cancer, and presents the same way, eg with a lump, albeit usually at a more advanced stage. Imaging work up is also similar, with mammography and sonography the initial modalities of choice. ...Read more

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What are signs of male breast cancer?

A Mass: The typical sign of male breast cancer is a new mass or lump that appears in the male breast. ...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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What can someone with male breast cancer do?

What can someone with male breast cancer do?

Same as in female: He will need to be treated accordingly. Treatment will be pretty much like breast cancer in female- will depend on the biology of the cancer-, stage, overall health condition and preference. Surgery will be needed if possible, then radiation therapy if lumpectomy is chosen or if surgical margin is positive or other reason. Chemo, targetted therapy and hormonal therapy are available. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of male breast cancer?

What are some symptoms of male breast cancer?

Sign and symptoms: Breast mass/lump, commonly located underneath the nipple, will be the most common presentation in male breast cancer. When more advance, also can have lymph node enlargement on the axilla or on the collar bone. In early case, usually no symptom (prob just pain on breast) in later case, it can be associated with symptoms like weight loss, pain on the bone (if spreading to the bone) etc-. ...Read more

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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?

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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What is the medical term for male breast cancer?

Male breast ca: It's called male breast cancer. Treated the same as in women too. ...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?

Too vague: Please ask specific questions on these male health topics. Use one topic per question. Thanks. ...Read more

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Does male breast cancer cause breast disfiguration? What can I do?

Does male breast cancer cause breast disfiguration? What can I do?

See your doctor: If left untreated male breast cancer will cause more than breast disfiguration. It will invade local tissues, including the chest wall, as well as spread to distant organs. Please see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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What is male breast cancer? How common is breast cancer in males? Are there any differences between breast cancer in males and females?

Cancer: Breast is rare, but does happen. It is usually detected by the development of a lump behind the nipple. When compared between men and women, they do the same based on the stage of the cancer. ...Read more

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What color are male breast cancer lumps?

What color are male breast cancer lumps?

White, pink, purple.: .. Or even black. Usually, they are white, but you can't see the color until they are removed. Normally, breast cancer lumps after felt. Suspicious lumps are hard, fixed, hard to tell where the edges are and are often painless. Suspicious lumps should be brought to your doctor's attention for further evaluation. The best cure is removal after early detection. This is even more important for men. ...Read more

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What are the signs and 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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Do men need a mammogram in cases of male breast cancer?

Do men need a mammogram in cases of male breast cancer?

Yes,: Breast cancer can occur in men, although not common. If there is a lump in a male breast, mammographic evaluation is appropriate. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what colour are male breast cancer lumps?

Can anyone tell me what colour are male breast cancer lumps?

Color: Flesh colored. If it involves the skin it could look red or inflamed but normally would be a palpable lump under normal looking skin. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Cancer (Definition)

Occurs when glandular cells lining the milk ducts and lobules of the human breast begin to grow in an unregulated manner. 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


Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Breast Carcinoma (Definition)

Most breast cancers are carcinomas. This is a type of breast cancer. These cancers start in the cells that line organs and tissues. In fact, breast cancers are often a type of carcinoma called adenocarcinoma, which starts in cells that make glands (glandular tissue). Breast adenocarcinomas start in the ducts (the milk ducts) or ...Read more