Can Men Get Breast Cancer? Yes!

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By Hot Health January 22, 2017 14:43
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Can Men Get Breast Cancer? Yes!

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Breast Cancer in Men

Breast Cancer is a disease that has often been associated with women. However, it is not limited to the female sex. The male sex also hosts the presence of breast tissues which are prone to the growth of cancer causing cells. While the cancer causing cells can grow in any male, breast cancer is more common in men between the men of age group sixty to seventy.

The treatment of breast cancer in men depends largely on the detection of the disease. When detected in the early stages, symptoms can be treated. The symptoms of breast cancer are similar, often, in males and females. The detection of the disease begins with men being more aware and cautious about breast cancer and their breast tissues.

The most common breast cancer symptom in men is the growth of a lump, mostly painful, in the breasts or thickening of the breasts. Other symptoms include retraction of the nipples, dimpling or puckering appearance of the skin and redness or scaling of the skin around the nipples. Men should also look out for a symptom of any kind of discharge from the nipples in which case they should get in touch with a doctor immediately.

Like many other cancers, the reason for breast cancer, in men and otherwise, is also unknown. According to many Doctors, one in every six cases of breast cancer is inherited. Exposure to radiations or cancer causing agents is another reason that is believed to cause breast cancer in men. Since the exact cause cannot be pointed out, the task of listing down the precautions one might take is demanding. Nonetheless, some things that men can control to prevent breast cancer include curbing activities such as smoking, drinking and conditions such as obesity.

The wisest decision is to visit a doctor as soon as you notice anything unusual about your breasts. A clinical breast exam performed by your doctor will tell the doctor everything he needs to know. In case your physician finds something suspicious, a mammogram may prove beneficial. If this does not satisfy you, you can always opt for a breast ultrasound, a biopsy of the breast lump, a series of blood tests or a nipple discharge examination.

How is Breast Cancer in men treated?

Treatment for male breast cancer may include a mastectomy wherein the affected male breast tissue is removed from the body. The process may include the removal of the surrounding lymph nodes to ensure that the cancer cells do not spread further in the body. The tumor is removed via either shrinking the tumor (with the help of radiation therapy) or with the help of chemotherapy in case it has spread to other parts.

Men need to aware themselves in depths about breast cancer and understand that it is not exclusive to the female sex. Maintaining a healthy weight and curtailing activities that make the body prone to cancer are the least men the can do to keep cancer at bay.

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By Hot Health January 22, 2017 14:43
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