How to tell between male breast cancer and temporary puberty boobs?

See a doctor. The temporary puberty that you are referring to is called gynecomastia and can be common in men. It is seen at puberty but can also be seen in grown men who are overweight (the man boob) or due to medications. Male breast cancer usually occurs on 1 side and is firm. I recommend getting evaluated by your family doctor who can refer you to a surgeon for complete evaluation.
It's Not Cancer. Gynecomastia describes prominent breast tissue in men, very common at puberty. Breast cancer is virtually unheard of in male teens. If there is no strong family history of breast cancer, your son's pediatrician will be able to reassure you and your son by exam alone, without the need for any testing.

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Can anyone tell me what colour are male breast cancer lumps?

Color. Flesh colored. If it involves the skin it could look red or inflamed but normally would be a palpable lump under normal looking skin. Read more...

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

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. Read more...
No normal lump. Any lump under the nipple is abnormal and should be examined by a doctor and likely biopsied to exclude cancer. Read more...
See your doctor. You will need an exam by a health professional and an ultrasound to know for sure. Read more...

Can you please discuss the key difference between male breast cancer and regular breast development?

Breast cancer. Unless you are brca + your risk is 1%. I you have something abnormal you should be seen and examined by a surgeon. Read more...

Does male breast cancer cause breast disfiguration? What can I do?

See your doctor. If left untreated male breast cancer will cause more than breast disfiguration. It will invade local tissues, including the chest wall, as well as spread to distant organs. Please see your doctor asap. Read more...
Find a good doctor. Disfiguration is a relative term. Scars can be left behind from surgery or from ulcers caused by locally advanced breast cancer. But a good oncologist can take care of these problems. You need to go see an oncologist and seek advice. Read more...

What color are male breast cancer lumps?

Color? Flesh color. If it gets to involve the skin it may look red or inflamed but normally would be a palpable lump under normal looking skin. Read more...
White, pink, purple. .. Or even black. Usually, they are white, but you can't see the color until they are removed. Normally, breast cancer lumps after felt. Suspicious lumps are hard, fixed, hard to tell where the edges are and are often painless. Suspicious lumps should be brought to your doctor's attention for further evaluation. The best cure is removal after early detection. This is even more important for men. Read more...

What are the signs and symptoms of male breast cancer?

Painless lump. Breast cancer appear in men as silent painless lump, often ignored then as fixed ulcerated mass. 1% of breast cancers are in men, as diagnosis is done in late stages, prognosis is poor, due to lack awareness in men cause delayed treatment. Early diagnosis, is the key for cure. Read more...
Mass. Usually in a man a mass is found first. Read more...
Lump. Painless lump or mass on the breast- usually underneath nipple- is the most common presentation. If this ignored- which commonly happened, you can also see nipple retraction, ulceration of the nipple or skin, fixation to skin or underlying muscle, tumor tenderness, and palpable lymph glands on arm pit. Nipple involvement occurs in about 40-50% due to the scarcity of the breast tissue. Read more...

Do men need a mammogram in cases of male breast cancer?

Likely. Physical examination & mammogram with possible breast ultrasound can be helpful in evaluating males for breast cancer. Needle biopsy of a firm breast mass may also be indicated. Read more...
Yes. Mammograms will show the breast tissue and any lupms in the breast. That is the case in both female as well as male breast cancer. Read more...
Yes, breast cancer can occur in men, although not common. If there is a lump in a male breast, mammographic evaluation is appropriate. Read more...

What are the usual symptoms of male breast cancer, and how often do patients not have the usual symptoms?

Changing lump. Breast skin issues more common, but male breast unusual. It used to be exclusively older men, but camp lejeune cluster in marines, family and vets suggest environmental toxin and younger age. 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. Read more...
Male breast cancer. Hard lump behind nipple, non painful usually, sometimes the nipple will invert or have discharge, older male usually. Read more...