Men's Health Tips


Breast Cancer and Men

Breast cancer is thought to be synonymous with women. However, an estimated 1,600 American men are diagnosed each year. Two-thirds will survive due to seeking medical attention for questionable or new abnormalities.

Men do not have milk glands but do have ducts. Breast cancer in males generally develop in the ducts, lymph nodes, or behind the nipple. It most often appears as a hard and sometimes painful knot. Men with prominent pectoral muscles or very little fat on their chests recognize lumps almost immediately since they are more easily seen and felt. Other symptoms include nipple discharge, skin redness or puckering, or an inverted nipple.
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