Male Breast Cancer
Am I at risk if ….?
- I have been exposed to radiation.
- I have high levels of estrogen, for men with prostate cancer.
- I have liver disease (cirrhosis) or a genetic disorder (Klinefelter syndrome).
- I have female relatives who had breast cancer.
- I am a heavy drinker.
- I am overweight.
- Lump or swelling in the breasts and painless.
- Changes in the breasts.
What should I do?
- Make a doctor’s appointment.
- Tell your doctor about all your symptoms.
What will the doctor do?
- Examine my body
- Ask me about my medical history.
- Feel my breast and under your arms for lumps or anything that seems unusual.
What other exams or tests may be ordered?
- An ultrasound examination – an exam using high-energy sound waves (ultrasound) to form a picture of my body tissues called a sonogram.
- A MRI or Magnetic Resonance Imaging – an exam using a magnet, radio waves, and computer to make pictures of areas inside my body.
- Blood work.
- Biopsy to remove cells or tissues to view under a microscope for signs of cancer.
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