Breast cancer is wrongly perceived as a woman’s disease. Men can suffer from breast cancer too but it is quite rare and uncommon when compared to cases in women. Breast tissue is present in men though it is small in amount and does not function the way it does in women (does not produce milk).
Symptoms of breast cancer in men are similar to those in women. One of the foremost signs is a lump on his chest. The signs of male breast cancer are as follows.
Due to low awareness of male breast cancer, men tend to ignore any symptoms and report only when the condition is in an advanced stage.
The techniques that are used to diagnose breast cancer in men are physical exams, mammography and biopsies (examining small samples of tissue under a microscope).
The treatment for breast cancer in men is done with the same approaches. Surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, biological therapy and hormone therapy are used to treat breast cancer in men.
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