How can a man tell if he has breast cancer?
- A painless lump or thickening in your breast tissue.
- Changes to the skin covering your breast, such as dimpling, puckering, redness or scaling.
- Changes to your nipple, such as redness or scaling, or a nipple that begins to turn inward.
- Discharge from your nipple.
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.
Can male breast cancer be painful? 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.
How common is breast cancer in men? 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. Invasive ductal carcinoma.