Carcinoma of the Breast â€“ Male
A rare disease
1% occurrence when compared to that ofÂ breast cancer in women.
Estimated that just over 2,000 new cases are diagnosed in the United States each year and 300 i n the UK.
Approximately 450 deaths annually in the US.
Average age is around 60
Prognosis is usually worse than for women.
BRACA2 are common in those with cancer
Usually a painless lump, mass or associated retraction.
Nipple discharge is rare but is a ominous finding
1.)Â Radiation Exposure
2.)Â Associated with Diagnosis of Klinefelter Syndrome
3.)Â Exposure to female hormone Estrogen
6.)Â Chronic Alcoholism
Ductal Carcioma is the most common type. Â [Just like in women]
Inflammatory Carcinoma and Paget’s disease have been seen.
Spreads to the lymphatics and blood stream like female breast cancer.
-Â Hormonal options