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How big is the cancer?

The size of the tumor is important in helping to decide on treatment. It is also used to help determine the stage of the cancer. However, size doesn’t tell the whole story. Lymph node status is also important. A small cancer can be very fast-growing. A larger cancer can be a “gentle giant.”

 

Is there lymph node involvement?

What is the cancer’s hormone receptor status?

What is the cancer’s HER2 status?

Additional tests

New laboratory tests

 


Treatment & Stages

Coping and support


Related Topics

Benign breast conditions

General breast cancer terms

Types of breast cancer in men


References

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancerinmen/detailedguide/breast-cancer-in-men-what-is-breast-cancer-in-men

http://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/types/male_bc

http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/type/rare-cancers/rare-cancers-name/breast-cancer-in-men

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/male-breast-cancer/basics/coping-support/con-20025972


 

 

Oncologists, Breast Surgeons are the specialists who deal with the breast cancer

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