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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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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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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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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. Regina Hampton
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Breast Cancer (Male) (Definition)

Male breast cancer is a condition in which a man has cancer in his breast tissue, which is rare and usually occurs in older men. Men of any age who have nipple changes, a lump in the breast area, or discharge coming out of a nipple, should be checked for cancer. ...Read more