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Can men without breasts get breast cancer?

Can men without breasts get breast cancer?

Yes: All men have a small amount of breast tissue, so they have a small lifetime risk of developing breast cancer (1:100, 000) ...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


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Do fat men get breast cancer?

Do fat men get breast cancer?

Yes: Obesity is linked to a higher risk of breast cancer. Fat cells can actually make estrogen, even in men, and increased estrogen levels are associated with breast cancer. So although breast cancer is quite rare in men, obese men are more likely to develop breast cancer, just like obese women. And exercise is associated with a decreased risk of breast cancer... So get moving! ...Read more

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Can men develop breast cancer?

Can men develop breast cancer?

Yes: Breast cancer is much more rare in men than women, with a lifetime risk of app. 1:100, 000. Risk factors in men include a strong family history, gynecomastia, or high estrogen levels as sometimes seen in men with liver disease. ...Read more

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Why don't men get breast cancer?

Why don't men get breast cancer?

They do: Male breast cancer exists, but is only 1% of breast ca. Females develop breast tissue in response to hormones at levels that men don't achieve. If men take certain hormone medications, their breast tissue can grow. Breast cancer cells can be estrogen sensitive, so genetic males taking estrogen or with liver dz may be at increased risk. Brca gene can also increase risk, as in females. ...Read more

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How common is breast cancer in men?

How common is breast cancer in men?

1% of all breast ca: Male breast cancer is rare and accounts for 1% of all breast cancers. Men can present with a breast lump just as women. The treatments are similar to that for women. ...Read more

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How are men tested for breast cancer?

How are men tested for breast cancer?

Same as women.: When a new breast lump is found in either a man or woman, a biopsy is necessary to determine if a cancer is present. Men at high risk for breast cancer can also have mammograms to screen for cancer. ...Read more

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How common is breast cancer among men?

How common is breast cancer among men?

Very rare.: Less than 1% of all cases of breast cancer diagnosed in the US annually are in men. The lifetime risk of a man developing breast cancer is about 1:1000. ...Read more

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Should men be checked for breast cancer?

Should men be checked for breast cancer?

Yes: Breast cancer in men accounts for about 1% of all the breast cancers. Any lump in the breast area, nipple discharge or skin changes on or near the nipple should be reasons to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible for men to get breast cancer?

Is it possible for men to get breast cancer?

Yes, it is possible: Male breast cancer is rare in contrast to female breast cancer. In the United States, approximately 2140 new cases of mbc are diagnosed annually, and 450 deaths occur.The median age of onset of male breast cancer is 65 to 67, approximately 5 to 10 years older than in women. ...Read more

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How would breast cancer in men be discovered?

How would breast cancer in men be discovered?

Examination by physi: If you have a swelling in one of your breasts and you feel a distinct lump, you should get a physicina to examine you. Presence of a lump may require a biopsy if it is suspected to be cancerous(hard and painless lumps). ...Read more

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What is the incidence of breast cancer in men?

1 in 1000: Breast cancer is 100 times more common in women than in men. A man's lifetime risk of developing breast cancer is about 1/10 of 1%, or one in 1, 000. Male breast cancer is a rare condition, accounting for only about 1% of all breast cancers. ...Read more

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What are the chances of men getting breast cancer?

What are the chances of men getting breast cancer?

1 in a 1000: Breast cancer remains very rare in men; only 1% of cases occur in men. All else being equal, men present with more advanced disease due to the lack of awareness of breast cancer and the absence of any screening studies such as mammograms. Matched stage for stage, survival is the same for men or women. ...Read more

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How many men are diagnosed with breast cancer each year?

How many men are diagnosed with breast cancer each year?

A FEW: Breast cancer is 100 times less likely in men. It represents 1% of all breast cancers diagnosed in the us. In numbers it's about ~ 2000 cases/year. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is it that men can still get breast cancer?

Because men: Also have breasts , 1% breast cancers are in men , due to lack of awareness , diagnosed late , results in poor prognosis. ...Read more

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Which type of test is performed for men in detection of breast cancer?

Which type of test is performed for men in detection of breast cancer?

Same as in: Women, mammogram, sometimes mri. Chances of getting breast cancer in males is really low compared with women. ...Read more

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Why do fewer men get testiculur and breast cancer than women get breast cancer?

Why do fewer men get testiculur and breast cancer than women get breast cancer?

Not totally correct: There are cancers that will obviously happen in one gender because the other does not have that particular organ (prostate, testicles, uterus, ovary, etc). Breast is more common in women probably because they have much more breast tissue and the right hormonal environment for it. Many other cancers are more common in men. Cancer is not mysoginistic. ...Read more

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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


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