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Can I have male breast cancer?

Yes... ...If you are a man, of course. Male breast cancer is rare, just a couple of thousand cases diagnosed every year in the us. The risk is higher in men who carry inherited traits like brca mutations. That said, it can happen to anyone so please see your doc if you notice breast lumps. Read more...
Yes, about 1% of breast cancers occur in men. If you feel a breast lump, see your doctor. You may need a mammogram and/or ultrasound. Read more...

How rare is male breast cancer?

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. Men can inherit the hereditary risk for breast cancer (brca mutations), but, even then, the lifetime risk of actually developing breast cancer is less than 20%. Read more...
1/1000 lifetime. Here is a number stating 1 in 1, 000 lifetime chance of a man to get breast cancer in his lifetime, though I have also seen a 1 in 10, 000 number. http://www.medicinenet.com/male_breast_cancer/article.htm to me, male breast cancer is a marker for possible brca mutation, especially in a jewish family, and should prompt a discussion for testing for hereditary breast/ovarian cancer syndrome. Read more...
Rare. It is quite rare. Presents as a painless lump under tge nipple most often over age 65. Less than 1% of breast cancers occur in men. Read more...

What are signs of male breast cancer?

Same as women. A lump felt on the breast/chest, abnormal skin changes, nipple discharge, nipple inversion, palpable mass in the axilla/underarm. Male breast cancer is treated with the same options as women: surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and hormonal therapy. Read more...
A Mass. The typical sign of male breast cancer is a new mass or lump that appears in the male breast. Read more...
Same as females. It usually starts as a lump which is easier to feel than a female breast cancer as the breast size itself is small. It may also present as nipple discharge or irritated nipple. The treatment and prognosis is same as female stage for stage. It may be indicative of genetic breast cancer. Read more...

What can someone with male breast cancer do?

See a doctor. If there is truly a diagnosis of breast cancer, that person needs to be referred to a surgeon for likely mastectomy in male patients, and need to see a medical oncologist for proper chemotherapy and/or hormone therapy. Read more...
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...