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A male breast lump. What are the most common to least common causes in order or likelihood? Everything seems to be classed as uncommon,

A male breast lump. What are the most common to least common causes in order or likelihood?  Everything seems to be classed as uncommon,

Male breast lumps: There isn't an easily summarized answer for all males. Sorry. But, male b-lumps should always be taken seriously. Only a biopsy can answer the question for YOU as an individual. Group statistics won't help you. Lumps in male or female fall into two broad categories: benign or not-benign. (The word malignant could be misleading.) It could be a lipoma, trauma calcification, mastitis, malignancy. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of lumps in a male breast?

What could be the cause of lumps in a male breast?

Breast tissue: Lumpy breasts are usually breast tissue but the differential diagnosis list is large. One does not want to miss a breast cancer so an exam and possibly biopsy and/or mammogram will be considered by your physician. ...Read more

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Bb size hard lump in male breast?

Bb size hard lump in male breast?

Needs to be checked: Might be an old trauma or a lesion requiring surgery. See your doc. ...Read more

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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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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

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Excluding cancer what could cause a small hard breast lump (mext to nipple) in a 39 yo male?

Excluding cancer what could cause a small hard breast lump (mext to nipple) in a 39 yo male?

Cysts, fibroadenoma: Cysts and fibroadenomas are two non-cancerous breast masses that can be found in men. Although male breast cancers only account for 1% of all breast cancers, a suspicious mass should always be evaluated. Your lump should be evaluated with a combination of physical exam, mammography and ultrasound as necessary. Please follow up with your PCP. ...Read more

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I have a breast lump (1cm diameter) under my right nipple and it feels a little sore when i feel it. I'm a 24 year old male. Can this be cancerous?

Unlikely: Breast cancers are rare in men but still 1 % breast cancers are in men , tend to diagnosed late , at you age is unlikely , but still need to be checked by your doctor ...Read more

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Breast Lump (Definition)

Breast lump describes any lump found in the breast. A breast lump may be something benign, such as a small cyst, or something serious, ...Read more


Male (Definition)

Male refers to the masculine gender, those people ...Read more