Male Breast Cancer
Some facts about male breast cancer:
For more details ,
follow this external link
- Male breast cancer accounts for less than 1% of all cancer in men.
- The mean age of diagnosis is from 50 - 60 years.
- The risk factors which predispose to male breast cancer
are radiation exposure, hyperestrogenism and Klinefelter syndrome.
- History of BRCA2 mutation in the family.
- Invasive ductal carcinoma is the common type of cancer.
- The predominant symptom is a painless
mass in the breast.
- Diagnosis is usually confirmed by fine needle aspiration or biopsy.
- The primary standard treatment is modified radical mastectomy with
axillary node dissection.