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What kind of breast cancer is it?

Most breast cancers in men are ductal carcinomas. Ductal means the cancer started in the milk pipes of the breast, called ducts. These cancers are usually invasive because they start inside the duct and then break through the wall of the duct, growing into the normal surrounding breast tissue. Non-invasive breast cancers, called DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ), are uncommon in men. These cancers start and stay inside the milk ducts. Men rarely get lobular breast cancer (the kind of cancer that starts in the lobules where milk is made) because lobules are not fully formed in male breast tissue.

 

What is the stage of the breast cancer?

How different are the cancer cells from normal cells?

How big is the cancer?

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 of male breast cancer

Coping and support for male breast cancer

 


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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