martes, 8 de mayo de 2012

Male Breast Cancer: MedlinePlus [NEW TOPIC PAGE]

Male Breast Cancer: MedlinePlus

Male Breast Cancer

Male breast cancer is rare. It happens most often to men between the ages of 60 and 70. Risk factors for male breast cancer include exposure to radiation, a family history of breast cancer and having high estrogen levels, which can occur with diseases like cirrhosis or Klinefelter's syndrome.

Symptoms of male breast cancer include lumps, changes to the nipple or breast skin, or discharge of fluid from the nipple. Treatment for male breast cancer is usually a mastectomy, which is surgery to remove the breast. Other treatments include radiation, chemotherapy and/or hormone therapy.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

Photograph of a male doctor at the bedside of a male patient

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