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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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-.

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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.

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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.

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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


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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