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What is the difference between male gynecomastia and male breast cancer?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
6 doctors agree

In brief: Big difference

Gynecomastia is a benign overgrowth but breast cancer is malignant.

In brief: Big difference

Gynecomastia is a benign overgrowth but breast cancer is malignant.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: No cancer vs cancer

Gynecomastia is benign enlargement of the male breast.
While breast cancer is rare in men, it does occur (and since female breast cancer is so common, the overall incidence in men is measurable, so any lump in a male breast should be evaluated by a physician, just as if it were in a female breast.).

In brief: No cancer vs cancer

Gynecomastia is benign enlargement of the male breast.
While breast cancer is rare in men, it does occur (and since female breast cancer is so common, the overall incidence in men is measurable, so any lump in a male breast should be evaluated by a physician, just as if it were in a female breast.).
Dr. Barry Press
Dr. Barry Press
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Dr. Larry Nichter
Cosmetic Surgery

In brief: Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia is benign extra breast tissue in a male.
Breast cancer is malignant and needs to be treated.

In brief: Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia is benign extra breast tissue in a male.
Breast cancer is malignant and needs to be treated.
Dr. Larry Nichter
Dr. Larry Nichter
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