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Would male breast cancer reoccur in thyroid after 8 years of mastectomy, radiotherapy and chemotherapy?

Would male breast cancer reoccur in thyroid after 8 years of mastectomy, radiotherapy and chemotherapy?

Very unlikely: Very few cancers metastasize to the thyroid. I'll bet you it's a new tumor. The pathologist can tell for sure. ...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 male breast cancer reoccur in the thyroid after 8 years of mastectomy, radiotherapy and chemotherapy?

Can male breast cancer reoccur in the thyroid after 8 years of mastectomy, radiotherapy and chemotherapy?

Less likely: The thyroid would be an unusual spot for breast cancer to spread. More common sites would be bone, liver, lung and brain. But with cancer, anything is possible. If there is a nodule on the thyroid the best thing to do would be an ultrasound guided biopsy if it looks concerning. ...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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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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What are the treatment options for male breast cancer?

What are the treatment options for male breast cancer?

Same as for women: The treatment for male breast cancer is the same as it is for women. Treatment depends upon the stage, cancer characteristics, patient health and patient preferences. ...Read more

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Is just breast enlargement a sign of male breast cancer?

Yes: But it is also a sign of gynecomastia - a common source of benign breast enlargement. Have it checked out. ...Read more

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Would lung or male breast cancer show up on an x-ray?

Would lung or male breast cancer show up on an x-ray?

Breast no lung yes: Breast cancer does not show up on routine x rays (only mammogram, ultrasound, and targettted mri). Most (but not all) lung cancers show up on chest x ray. ...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