How can a male tell if he has breast cancer? Symptoms of breast cancer in men
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.
Where is male breast cancer usually located? Breast cancer in men usually begins in the breast ducts. Ducts are tubes that carry milk to the nipple. Although men have milk ducts and glands that create milk, they don’t work like the ducts and milk-producing glands in women.
What are the main causes of male breast cancer?
- Older age. The risk of breast cancer increases as you age.
- Exposure to estrogen.
- Family history of breast cancer.
- Klinefelter’s syndrome.
- Liver disease.
- Testicle disease or surgery.
Can you survive male breast cancer? The 5-year survival rate for men with breast cancer is 84%. Individual survival rates depend on different factors, including the stage of the disease when it is first diagnosed. If the cancer is located only in the breast, the 5-year survival rate of men with breast cancer is 97%.