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Male Breast Cancer

Male Breast Cancer Causes

Cancer is a group of abnormal cells that grow more rapidly than do normal cells. Cancer cells also has the ability to invade and destroy normal tissues, either by growing directly into surrounding structures or after traveling to another part of your body through your bloodstream or lymphatic system.

Male Breast Cancer Definition

Breast cancer is not just a woman's disease. Men also have breast tissue that could undergo cancerous changes. While women are about 100 times more likely to get breast cancer, any man can still develop breast cancer. Male breast cancer is common between the ages of 60 and 70.

Male Breast Cancer Diagnosis

To diagnose the condition several tests including breast examinations are recommended like Clinical breast exam, Mammogram, Breast ultrasound (ultrasonography), Nipple discharge examination, Biopsy, Fine-needle aspiration biopsy, Core needle biopsy.

Male Breast Cancer Symptoms and Signs

The most common sign of breast cancer for both men and women is a lump or thickening in the breast. Usually the lump does not hurt. Some male breast cancer symptoms include: Skin dimpling or puckering, Development of a new retraction or indentation of the nipple. Changes in the nipple or breast skin, such as scaling or redness, Nipple discharge

Male Breast Cancer Treatment

Treatments exist for every type and stage of breast cancer. Some men would need only surgery. Others will need surgery and an additional (adjuvant) therapy like radiation, chemotherapy or hormone therapy.

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