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Men Play Nipples Will Breast Cancer
The breast is both a male and female organ. However its main function is in the delivery of milk to the newborn. Breast cancer occurs 95% of the time in women and 5% of the time in men. It is treated the same regardless of which sex it appears in. It comes in two forms invasive and non-invasive; distinction is important as ...Read more
Needs evaluation: There are 100 female breast cancers for every 1male breast cancer. It is never normal to see nipple discharge in men. Although there may be benign causes, this calls for a prompt evaluation by a breast specialist such as a general surgeon. This may include blood tests, imaging studies such as mammography or ultrasound, and a careful history. Depending on the findings, a biopsy (tissue sample). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a man gets breast cancer, does he first have to have a lump of non-cancerours breast gland material under the nipple (that later turns cancerous?)?
No: All men have breast tissue, yet this tissue may not be palpable as a defined lump under the nipple. Breast cancer begins at a microscopic level and does not require palpable breast tissue in order to form. Some men have a condition where there is pathologic enlargement of their breast tissue--gynecomastia. Although controversial, this does seem to predispose one to breast cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm a 16 male and and I feel something abnormal underneath my right nipple. What are some of the other symptoms of male breast cancer?
Relax. Another trick: Your body is playing. It's called gynecomastia. It can be one or both sides. Caused by testosterone; does not mean you are a girl. It can be embarrassing. But there is no reason to do anything and it is not cancer. Older men can get it as a side effect of some drugs. Male breast cancer is usually older men, or at least older than 25. You do not have breast cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if i'm wondering what role these things might have played in getting an (aggressive) breast cancer?
No: Breast tissue is susceptible to injury as any tissue in the body is if there is sufficient trauma. This can manifest with similar symptoms to breast cancer on occasion (lumps, pain, bruising, etc). However, pressing on the breast and nipple-sucking (even if traumatic) does not cause breast cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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