Breast Cancer and Men

October 11, 2017

October is Breast Cancer awareness month. An initiative focused on a disease that has affected over 250,000 women

Yet, many people fail to realize that breast cancer is not a gender-specific and men can develop the illness as well!

What does breast cancer look like for men?

Here is a list of symptoms men should look out for:

  • A lump or swelling, which is usually (but not always) painless
  • Skin dimpling or puckering
  • Nipple retraction (turning inward)
  • Redness or scaling of the nipple or breast skin
  • Discharge from the nipple
  • Sometimes breast cancer can spread to lymph nodes under the arm or around the collar bone and cause a lump or swelling there, even before the original tumor in the breast tissue is large enough to be felt.

This list is not meant for diagnosis but prevention. If you notice any of these symptoms, you should contact your health care professional as soon as possible.

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