Breast cancer has predominantly been a problem amongst women but the reported cases of men with breast cancer is increasing significantly. One must know that breast cancer occurs due to an abnormal growth in cells of the breast tissue.
Men possess a small amount of breast tissue that are non functional in nature. The breast tissue is located in the zone posterior to the nipple. This tissue is on the chest wall. Male hormones secreted by the testes subvert the growth of the breast tissue as men reach puberty.
The male breast is composed of small under developed ducts, fat and connective tissue. These ducts are the sites for tumour development. In men, the development of a lump is a signifier of a possibility of breast cancer similar to women. Lumps are usually benign but some lumps may become malignant if not detected and treated during the early stages of the tumour formation.
Guidelines for men to detect breast cancer
The Basic Examination Process:
Clinical Detection techniques:
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