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Male breast cancer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


** Male breast cancer **

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Male breast cancer
/Classification and external resources/
ICD-10 C50
ICD-9 175,175.0,175.9,
OMIM 114480
MedlinePlus 000913
eMedicine radio/115
MeSH D001943

*Male breast cancer* is a relatively rare cancer in men that originates
from the breast. As it presents a similar pathology as female breast
cancer, assessment and treatment relies on experiences and guidelines that
have been developed in female patients.^[1]^[2]^[3] The optimal treatment
is currently not known.^[4]


· 1 Incidence
· 2 Pathology
· 3 Diagnosis

· 3.1 Staging

· 4 Differences from female breast cancer
· 5 Treatment

· 5.1 Chemotherapeutic and hormonal options in male breast cancer

· 6 Prognosis
· 7 References


About one percent of breast cancer develops in males.^[4] It is estimated
that about 2,140 new cases are diagnosed annually in the US and about 300
in the UK, and the number of annual deaths is about 450 in the US.^[2]^[3]
In a study from India, eight out of 1,200 (0.7%) male cancer diagnoses in a
pathology review represented breast cancer.^[5] Incidences of male breast
have been increasing which raise the probability of other family members
developing the disease. The relative risk of breast cancer for a female
with an affected brother is approximately 30% higher than for a female with
an affected sister .^[6]^[7]^[8] The tumor can occur over a wide age range,
but typically appears in men in their sixties and seventies. Known risk
factors include radiation exposure, exposure to female hormones (estrogen),
and genetic factors. High estrogen exposure may occur by medications,
obesity, or liver disease, and genetic links include a high prevalence of


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