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Is just breast enlargement a sign of male breast cancer?

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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

But it is also a sign of gynecomastia - a common source of benign breast enlargement.
Have it checked out.

In brief: Yes

But it is also a sign of gynecomastia - a common source of benign breast enlargement.
Have it checked out.
Dr. Richard Orr
Dr. Richard Orr
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Dr. James Gulley
Bilateral Breast swelling, or gynecomastia, can also be caused by changes in hormone levels. This can be due to the use of anabolic steroids such as bodybuilders use or due to hormonal therapy for treatments of diseases such as prostate cancer.
Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Almost never

Breast cancer in males occurs at about 1/100th the frequency of the disease in women and the presentation is the same: a lump in the breast.
Because it is rare and because men do not receive mammograms or routinely self-examine their breasts, it generally tends to be more advanced in men when discovered. Breast enlargement is more often benign (called gynecomastia.).

In brief: Almost never

Breast cancer in males occurs at about 1/100th the frequency of the disease in women and the presentation is the same: a lump in the breast.
Because it is rare and because men do not receive mammograms or routinely self-examine their breasts, it generally tends to be more advanced in men when discovered. Breast enlargement is more often benign (called gynecomastia.).
Dr. Barry Press
Dr. Barry Press
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