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Breast cancer in men


Breast cancer is cancer that's found in the breasts or breast tissue in the chest. Anyone can get it, including men.

Symptoms of breast cancer in men include a lump or swelling in the chest or armpit, nipple discharge, ulcers on the skin and changes in the nipple.

In men, things that make you more likely to get breast cancer include being over 60, having a faulty gene, and having high hormone levels.

Drinking less alcohol, losing weight and not smoking can lower your chance of getting breast cancer.

The main tests for breast cancer include a breast examination, a breast X-ray (mammogram), an ultrasound and taking a small sample of cells (biopsy).

Surgery is usually the main treatment for breast cancer. You may also have radiotherapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy or targeted medicines.

If you have breast cancer, you can get support from your specialist team and charities like Breast Cancer Now.

Page last reviewed: 01/01/1970
Next review due: 01/01/1970