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Symptoms

The main symptom of breast cancer in men is a lump in the breast. The nipple or skin may also be affected.

See your GP if you have a breast lump or any other symptoms that worry you.

It's very unlikely you have cancer, but it's best to get checked out.

Breast lump

Cancerous breast lumps usually:

Most lumps and swellings are not a sign of cancer.

They're usually caused by something fairly harmless, such as gynaecomastia (enlarged male breast tissue), a lipoma (fatty lump) or a cyst (fluid-filled bump).

A GP can check your lump and refer you for tests and scans for breast cancer if needed.

Other symptoms

Other signs of breast cancer in men include:

Further symptoms may develop if the cancer spreads to other parts of the body, such as the bones, lungs or liver.

These symptoms can include: