Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Cancer of the Breast in Males Overview

Another name for Cancer of the Breast in Males is Breast Cancer in Males.

What is breast cancer in males?
A man with breast cancer has a growth of abnormal cells in the breast that multiply out of control. These cells can form tumors and spread to other parts of the body. Breast cancer is very rare in males. The cause of breast cancer is unknown, but genetics play a role in susceptibility to breast cancer.

What are the symptoms of breast cancer in males?
The most common symptom of breast cancer in males is a new or enlarging breast lump. Breast cancer can cause a variety of other changes in the skin and nipple of the affected breast.

How does the doctor treat breast cancer in males?
Treatment for breast cancer in males may include any one or some combination of surgery, hormone therapy, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.

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Last Updated: Feb 6, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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