How do you check for breast cancer in males?
- Diagnostic mammogram. A mammogram is a low dose x-ray exam of the breast that allows doctors called radiologists to look for changes in breast tissue.
- Breast ultrasound. Breast ultrasound is often used to examine some types of breast changes.
- Breast Biopsy.
What does a breast tumor feel like as a male? A lump that feels like a hard knot or a thickening in the breast or under the arm. Because men generally have small amounts of breast tissue, it is easier to feel a small lump. Any new irregularity on the skin or nipple, such as redness, scaliness, puckering, or a discharge from the nipple.
Is there pain with male breast cancer? Initial symptoms of male breast cancer often include changes in the skin or a lump, but not pain. However, pain in the breast can develop. Skin puckering or dimpling is common. There may also be redness and sometimes discharge from the nipple.
What causes breast cancer in men? Men with inherited mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes have a higher lifetime risk for breast cancer, and possibly some other cancers such as prostate and pancreatic cancer. There are also other hereditary cancer syndromes that can be associated with male breast cancer.