What are the signs of men’s 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.
How common is men’s 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 aggressive? Despite having more aggressive disease overall, male patients were more likely than women to be undertreated, the researchers found. For instance, men were less likely than women to receive radiation therapy, including those who had breast-conserving surgery.