Male Breast Cancer by Ian Fentiman download in pdf, ePub, iPad
Although gynecomastia is much more common than breast cancer in men, both can be felt as a growth under the nipple, which is why it's important to have any such lumps checked by your doctor. This is because men do not usually have much lobular glandular breast tissue. Family history of breast cancer.
The truth is that boys and girls, men and women all have breast tissue. These include some drugs used to treat ulcers and heartburn, high blood pressure, heart failure, and psychiatric conditions. The skin of the nipple usually appears crusted, scaly, and red, with areas of itching, oozing, burning, or bleeding. As a result, their breast tissue usually stays flat and small.
If you have a strong family history of cancer, discuss this with your doctor. Men with gynecomastia should ask their doctors if any medicines they are taking might be causing this condition. Though breast cancer is most commonly thought of as a disease that affects women, breast cancer does occur in men. Testicle disease or surgery. Nearly all male breast cancer is ductal carcinoma.
It is almost always curable with surgery. Types of Breast Cancer in Men The most common types of breast cancer are ductal carcinoma in situ, invasive ductal carcinoma, and invasive lobular carcinoma.
But because men are born with a small amount of breast tissue, they can develop breast cancer. Most breast cancers are carcinomas. If the cancer cells have spread to your lymph nodes, there is a higher chance that the cells could have also traveled through the lymph system and spread metastasized to other parts of your body.
It is also common in older men due to changes in their hormone balance. At this point, it may be able to spread metastasize to other parts of the body through the lymphatic system and bloodstream. Adenoid cystic or adenocystic carcinoma Low-grade adenosquamous carcinoma this is a type of metaplastic carcinoma Medullary carcinoma.
Still, not all men with cancer cells in their lymph nodes develop metastases to other areas, and some men can have no cancer cells in their lymph nodes and later develop metastases. Where breast cancer begins in men Everyone is born with a small amount of breast tissue. Causes It's not clear what causes male breast cancer. Men's glands normally make some estrogen, but not enough to cause breast growth.
Obesity being extremely overweight can also cause higher levels of estrogen in men. If you have a close family member with breast cancer, you have a greater chance of developing the disease.
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