Breast cancer doesn’t happen only in women. Men can get breast cancer, too. Male breast cancer is cancer that forms in the breast tissue of men. Male breast cancer can occur in males of all ages but usually occurs in older men.
Male breast cancer can be cured in the early stages; however most male breast cancer isn’t diagnosed until the later stages. This is probably due to the fact that men don’t notice changes in their breasts or recognize the symptoms of breast cancer.
Symptoms of male breast cancer are similar to women’s breast cancer and include breast thickening, nipple discharge and swelling.
Treatments for male breast cancer include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and hormone therapy.
The Breast Health Center at Christian Hospital provides the latest technology for diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Our breast cancer physicians are experienced in all types of breast cancer.
For more information on treating breast cancer in men, call Christian Hospital at 314.747.9355 or toll-free at 877.747.9355 or email us.