October is breast cancer awareness month.
Here are a few things about male breast cancer you should be aware of:
- The number of males getting breast cancer is on the increase with around 350 getting diagnosed each year.
- 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.
- 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.
- The treatment for male breast cancer is usually surgery involving the removal of the entire breast tissue and the nipple.
- 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.