All about breast cancer in men

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all-about-breast-cancer-in-men

Men indeed rarely experience breast cancer. However, once had experienced, his condition could be more severe than women. This is because they are usually not aware that he had a deadly disease and late to recognize the early signs of it. Such as breast cancer in women, the growth of breast cancer in men due to abnormal cell growth of breast that are not controlled.
The following is useful information about breast cancer in men :

Cause

  • BRCA gene mutations
  • Klinefelter syndrome
  • testicular disorders
  • family history of breast cancer
  • excessive consumption of alcohol or tobacco
  • lack of physical activity
  • obesity

Symptom

  • pain just below the nipple
  • skin changes in the nipple area, including ulceration of the skin, wrinkling, dimpling, redness or scaling of the nipple, retraction, bleeding, or nipple-colored opaque

Diagnosis

  • Breast self-examination
  • examination of the nipple
  • mammogram
  • USG


Treatment

It depends on the stage and the physical condition of the patient. Most men diagnosed with cancer initially treated with surgery. Another method used is:

  • Radiation therapy
    Can be used to destroy cancer cells remaining in the breast, or underarm area after surgery, or to reduce tumor size before surgery.
  • Systemic therapy:
    an anticancer drug injected into a vein or given by mouth. These include biological therapy, chemotherapy, and hormone therapy

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