What is the difference between gynecomastia male breast cancer?

Benign vs malignant. Gynecomastia is a benign condition usually caused by drug abuse or prescription medications. On the other hand, male breast cancer is malignant and can spread through metastasis. Fortunately it is rare for males to develop breast cancer.
Man Boob vs Cancer. Gynecomastia is excess benign male breast tissue. Cancer is malignant and must be treated.
Gynecomastia is. The enlargement of of the breast gland in the male & is not malignant.

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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...

What is male breast cancer? How common is breast cancer in males? Are there any differences between breast cancer in males and females?

Breast . Breast cancer in males is much less common than in females, and makes up less than 1% of all cases of breast cancer. The estimated number of new cases of male breast cancer in the United States in 2010 is 1, 970, compared to 207, 090 new cases of female breast cancer. The most typical age for breast cancer to be diagnosed in a male is between 60 and 70 years old. Some risk factors increase the chance of getting breast cancer. Previous exposure to radiation, or having female relatives with breast cancer is a similar risk for males and females. Having a disease that leads to high levels of estrogen is also a risk for both males and females, but while women may more commonly experience this risk by taking medication that contains estrogen, men usually have increased estrogen if they have a disease such as cirrhosis or an unusual disorder called klinefelter syndrome. Etiology, prognosis, and treatment are similar in men and women. Read more...
Rare. Male breast cancer is quite rare. Presents as a painless lump under the nipple, most often over age 65. Less than 1% of breast cancers occur in men. Otherwise mastectomy and chemotherapy is commonly indicated. Cell type can be similar to female breast cancer. Read more...
Cancer. Breast is rare, but does happen. It is usually detected by the development of a lump behind the nipple. When compared between men and women, they do the same based on the stage of the cancer. 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...

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...

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...

Need doctor's help! I might have male breast cancer?

Although not as. Common as breast cancer in women, breast cancer can occur in men. If you have a breast mass please have it medically evaluated. Read more...
Then you. need to see your doctor for an evaluation. About 1% of breast cancer occurs in males. You may need a mammogram and /or breast ultrasound. Read more...

I'm a 16 male and and I feel something abnormal underneath my right nipple. What are some of the other symptoms of male breast cancer?

Hardness,bleeding. At your age this is very common to have enlargement of the glands under one nipple(gynecomastia) -- show it to your doctor. Cancer is hard, may ulcerate and bleed, retract nipple this is not you-- wrong age and fairly rare. Other causes of gynecomastia are anti ulcer meds, marijuana but the rest of the associated meds usually are old people drugs. Read more...
Relax. Another trick. Your body is playing. It's called gynecomastia. It can be one or both sides. Caused by testosterone; does not mean you are a girl. It can be embarrassing. But there is no reason to do anything and it is not cancer. Older men can get it as a side effect of some drugs. Male breast cancer is usually older men, or at least older than 25. You do not have breast cancer. Read more...