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Male Breast Cancer - What You Should Know About!
Have you know, that the breast cancer can also catch the man? Yes - it's really true! Have a look on the last news!
- Only approximately 1-1.5% of all breast cancer cases occur in men.
These risk factors include:
The Age: The average age of men diagnosed with breast cancer is between 60 and 70 years old.
The history of the family:
- 20% of men with breast cancer have close female relatives who have (or have had) breast cancer.
The Radiation exposure:
The Liver disease:
Symptoms Male Breast Abnormalities:
- The most male breast changes are due to benign (non-cancerous) abnormalities, such as gynecomastia (non-cancerous tissue growth)
How to treating Male Breast Cancer
This will be depending on the type and stage of breast cancer.
The following treatment will most likely be used:
Surgery - Radiation therapy - Chemotherapy - Hormone therapy
About the Survival Rates for Male Breast Cancer
Today, the survival rates are similar the women cancer, when the treatment of the tumour begins at the same stage.
Anyway, the male breast cancer tends to be diagnosed in later stages than female breast cancer.
The following chart is an approximate survival rate for each stage of breast cancer. The percentages are only averages. The chances of survival will differ for each man depending on his own medical situation and several other factors, including new treatment options, how he responds to treatment, etc.
STAGE 1 TUMOR SIZE less than 2 cm No Lymph Node 5year Survivalrate 100 %
All about the Planning Treatment and the Research
More about this you get it on Additional Resources and References
ĚThe American Cancer Society provides information on male breast cancer at
ĚThe National Cancer Institute provides information on male breast cancer at
ĚThe University of Pennsylvania's Oncolink document, "NCI/PDQ Physician Statement: Male Breast Cancer," is available at
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