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What could be the cause of lumps in a male breast?

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Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Breast tissue

Lumpy breasts are usually breast tissue but the differential diagnosis list is large.
One does not want to miss a breast cancer so an exam and possibly biopsy and/or mammogram will be considered by your physician.

In brief: Breast tissue

Lumpy breasts are usually breast tissue but the differential diagnosis list is large.
One does not want to miss a breast cancer so an exam and possibly biopsy and/or mammogram will be considered by your physician.
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: Family History Impt

Men with a family history of breast or ovarian cancer in their mothers or sisters, or any male relative with breast cancer, could carry the brca1 or brca2 gene.
This gene increases a man's risk for breast cancer and other cancers. Be sure to tell your doctor if you have this family history, examine your breasts regularly, and report any lumps.

In brief: Family History Impt

Men with a family history of breast or ovarian cancer in their mothers or sisters, or any male relative with breast cancer, could carry the brca1 or brca2 gene.
This gene increases a man's risk for breast cancer and other cancers. Be sure to tell your doctor if you have this family history, examine your breasts regularly, and report any lumps.
Dr. Devon Webster
Dr. Devon Webster
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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: Many, usually benign

Breast cancer in men is rare (0.
2% of cancers), usually in men over age 60. A hard, painless lump is a sign of possible cancer and needs biopsy. A painful lump is likely a non-cancerous cyst. A lump in the armpit should be seen by a doctor. Enlarging breasts in men is caused by certain medications, liver disease, alcohol and marijuana use. Men over 60 should examine their breasts for lumps.

In brief: Many, usually benign

Breast cancer in men is rare (0.
2% of cancers), usually in men over age 60. A hard, painless lump is a sign of possible cancer and needs biopsy. A painful lump is likely a non-cancerous cyst. A lump in the armpit should be seen by a doctor. Enlarging breasts in men is caused by certain medications, liver disease, alcohol and marijuana use. Men over 60 should examine their breasts for lumps.
Dr. Devon Webster
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