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How might a man detect breast cancer without going to a doctor?

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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Lump

It is usually detected as a lump behind the nipple.
That being said a benign condition called gynecomastia is far more common in men than breast cancer.

In brief: Lump

It is usually detected as a lump behind the nipple.
That being said a benign condition called gynecomastia is far more common in men than breast cancer.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology

In brief: Can't

Males have breast tissue, but is undeveloped.
Generally males detect breast cancer when feeling a lump. Only a physician can evaluate a mass to determine if is breast cancer. This may involve physical exam, ultrasound, mri, ct and biopsy. Because male breast cancer tends to be aggressive, it is important to be worked up urgently.

In brief: Can't

Males have breast tissue, but is undeveloped.
Generally males detect breast cancer when feeling a lump. Only a physician can evaluate a mass to determine if is breast cancer. This may involve physical exam, ultrasound, mri, ct and biopsy. Because male breast cancer tends to be aggressive, it is important to be worked up urgently.
Dr. Matt Malkin
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Dr. Greg Pahnke
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: Be observant

Know your body and any developing change.
Same for the ladies - vip- visual inspection in the mirror for nipple deviation, retraction, bloody discharge. Palpation - feel for lumps or something "felt" on one side different from the other. And any change from your norm. And always ask the doctor even if being seen for something more trivial - a cold -this is your chance.

In brief: Be observant

Know your body and any developing change.
Same for the ladies - vip- visual inspection in the mirror for nipple deviation, retraction, bloody discharge. Palpation - feel for lumps or something "felt" on one side different from the other. And any change from your norm. And always ask the doctor even if being seen for something more trivial - a cold -this is your chance.
Dr. Greg Pahnke
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