Can a man get breast cancer? Breast cancer is most often found in women, but men can get breast cancer too. About 1 out of every 100 breast cancers diagnosed in the United States is found in a man.
What does a male breast cancer lump feel like? 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 male breast cancer curable? Men diagnosed with male breast cancer at an early stage have a good chance for a cure. Treatment typically involves surgery to remove the breast tissue. Other treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy, may be recommended based on your particular situation.
What are signs of male breast cancer?
- a lump in the breast – this is usually hard, painless and does not move around within the breast.
- the nipple turning inwards.
- fluid oozing from the nipple (nipple discharge), which may be streaked with blood.
- a sore or rash around the nipple that does not go away.