Signs for Male Breast Cancer

October is breast cancer awareness month.

Here are a few things about male breast cancer you should be aware of:

  1. The number of males getting breast cancer is on the increase with around 350 getting diagnosed each year.
  2. The causes of male breast cancer aren’t really understood but, like female breast cancer, some things can increase risk such as age, inherited breast cancer gene, or higher oestrogen levels.
  3. The signs and symptoms of breast cancer in men can be the same as in women, however most male breast cancers are found as a painless lump under the nipple or areola.
  4. The treatment for male breast cancer is usually surgery involving the removal of the entire breast tissue and the nipple.
  5. Give yourself the best possible chance of finding breast cancer early by getting clued up on the subject and making a little promise to yourself that, from now on, you will be pay little bit more attention to your breast.

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