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Do men get breast cancer ?

do men get breast cancer?
Asked On : Wed, 8 Jun 2011
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Oncologist, Surgical 's  Response
Dear Sir,

Thank you for asking your question at HCM. Male breast cancer comprises 1% of all breast cancers and it behaves exactly the same way as female breast cancer. The treatment for this condition is also on the same lines as female breast cancer.
The risk factors for male breast cancer are - smoking, alcohol consumption, family history, breast enlargement in males.
It can easily be diagnosed by clinical examination and a biopsy.

Dr. Rohan Khandelwal
Breast Oncosurgeon
Answered: Wed, 4 Sep 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Saroj K. Suwal's  Response
Yes Men also have breast tissue. They also get breast cancer. The most comman breast cancer in men is Ductal ca. But the percentage of breast cancer in men are less its just 1% .
Answered: Mon, 19 Aug 2013
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Oncologist Dr. Monish De's  Response
Male breast cancer represent less than 1% of all breast cancer.
Male carriers of BRCA2 mutation have a lifetime 6% lifetime risk of breast cancer which significantly increases their risk in comparison to general population.
Risk factors fore male breast cancer 1) Being exposed to radiation.2)Having a disease linked to high levels of estrogen in the body, such as cirrhosis (liver disease) or Klinefelter syndrome (a genetic disorder.) 3)Having several female relatives who have had breast cancer, especially relatives who have an alteration of the BRCA2 gene.
The survival rates and prognoses for men is not as good as it is for women. Men have a 25 percent higher mortality rate than women. This is believed to be due in part to men getting diagnosed with later stage disease.
The treatments for breast cancer in men are similar to those of women, with the exception of surgical options. Given breast volume and tumor location, the standard of care for men is to have mastectomy surgery, rather than lumpectomy. Male breast cancers are usually hormone receptor positive tumors and hormonal therapy is also commonly part of the systemic treatment. Genetic testing should be considered for men who develop breast cancer.

Answered: Mon, 2 Sep 2013
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A breast cancer is a malignant tumor that starts from cells of the breast. A malignant tumor is a group of cancer cells that may grow into (invade) surrounding tissues or spread (metastasize) to distant areas of the body. Breast cancer occurs mainly in women, but men can get it, too. Many people do not realize that men have breast tissue and that they can develop breast cancer.
Answered: Wed, 8 Jun 2011
Pathologist and Microbiologist Dr. Santosh KV's  Response
Yes, males do get breast cancer. There are different types of breast cancer, the most common being "ductal carcinoma" which can affect both the sexes. However, a less common type "lobular carcinoma" does not affect the male breast, owing to the composition of the male breast tissue.
Answered: Fri, 10 Jun 2011
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