A comparison of tumour size measurements with palpation, ultrasound and mammography in male breast cancer: first results of the prospective register study.
CONCLUSIONS: Our data demonstrate that MG and US have similar accuracy with regard to tumour size estimation. US assessment showed the highest sensitivity in determining tumour size, followed by MG and CE. However, MG demonstrated a significant advantage for estimating the real tumour size for pT2 tumours compared to US or CE. PMID: 29204896 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
In the correspondence from Wang et al. , a study of 8376 male breast cancer patients from the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database identified an actuarial median survival time from Kaplan–Meier estimations to be 8.8 years (95% confidence interval 8.5–9.2) .
ConclusionIn men, we observed a lowered all-cause mortality and an excess of stomach cancer in workshop workers. In women, increased risks of overall cancer, lung cancer and ovarian cancer was seen. An increased risk of bladder cancer and a lowered incidence of brain cancer was observed among female cleaners.
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Male breast cancer (MBC) is uncommon, accounting for less than 1% of all breast cancers. Secondary breast cancers among childhood cancer survivors have been well described in the literature but less is known about MBC.
Male breast cancer (MBC) is uncommon, accounting for less than 1% of all breast cancers. Secondary breast cancers among childhood cancer survivors have been well described in the literature, but less is known about MBC.
ConclusionAnalysis of this large, prospective multi-institutional cohort revealed that complication rates are low and comparable to reported rates in the female breast cancer population. What is also significant about this analysis is that the cohort demonstrated the importance of cosmetic considerations in MBC patients, as some men decide to undergo breast-conserving surgery or immediate breast reconstruction. Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy in the treatment of MBC is also performed.
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The Breast Journal, EarlyView.
ConclusionThe present observational study evaluated the pattern of care in male BC patients treated in clinical practice. Due to its rarity, randomized clinical trials are unlikely and male BC remains an entity with a poor evidence base. Nevertheless, RT remains a crucial component of the multidisciplinary treatment strategy in male BC.
Publication date: August 2018Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Volume 44, Issue 8Author(s): Ian S. FentimanAbstractBecause of the rarity of male breast cancer (MBC) many men are unaware that the disease exists. This leads both to delay in presentation and severe distress after diagnosis concerning loss of masculinity and fear about the future. The informational and emotional support needs of men with breast cancer are often not met and many will have undiagnosed and untreated psychological morbidity. There is a pressing need for collaboration and the setting up national networks to improve both the treatm...