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How can you tell a normal lump under a guy's nipple vs. A symptom of male breast cancer?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: See your doctor

You will need an exam by a health professional and an ultrasound to know for sure.

In brief: See your doctor

You will need an exam by a health professional and an ultrasound to know for sure.
Dr. Regina Hampton
Dr. Regina Hampton
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Dr. Otto Placik
Ultimately this may require an aspiration and/or biopsy
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No normal lump

Any lump under the nipple is abnormal and should be examined by a doctor and likely biopsied to exclude cancer.

In brief: No normal lump

Any lump under the nipple is abnormal and should be examined by a doctor and likely biopsied to exclude cancer.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Duration and change

Skin issues common, male breast unusual.
It used to be exclusively older men, but camp lejeune cluster in marines, family and vets suggest environmental toxin. If the lump has been there and has not changed, i'd worry less. If it is enlarging, red, and painful, see a surgeon. Cancer usually is not painful, but it needs removal and sent to path to analyze.

In brief: Duration and change

Skin issues common, male breast unusual.
It used to be exclusively older men, but camp lejeune cluster in marines, family and vets suggest environmental toxin. If the lump has been there and has not changed, i'd worry less. If it is enlarging, red, and painful, see a surgeon. Cancer usually is not painful, but it needs removal and sent to path to analyze.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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