Medical News Today: Male breast cancer: What factors improve outcomes?
Male breast cancer is a relatively rare condition and has attracted little research. A new study examines which factors predict better outcomes.
It's an extremely rare form of cancer in men, and male breast cancer accounts for just 1% of all breast cancer cases, said Dr. Siddhartha Yadav, a hematology-oncology fellow with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
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[New Times] October is breast cancer awareness month. And whereas the spotlight is commonly put on breast cancer in women, male breast cancer is a concern that needs immediate attention.
CONCLUSIONS: Mammography and ultrasound remain the leading modalities in breast imaging among males for diagnostic workup of palpable mass, with gynecomastia being the predominant diagnosis. However, presentation with palpable mass was also associated with malignancy. Despite a notable MBC rate in our cohort, the likelihood of cancer is low in young patients and in cases of gynecomastia. PMID: 31599508 [PubMed - in process]
ConclusionsBreast conservation may be considered a safe alternative in the surgical treatment of MBC. Future research should focus on better standardization of local therapy for MBC and improved reporting of outcomes.
A new analysis found overall survival may be worse for some male breast cancer patients.
Significant increases seen in total mastectomy, radiotherapy after breast conservation, endocrine tx
MONDAY, Oct. 7, 2019 -- Treatment of male breast cancer (MBC) has evolved since 2004, with increases in various treatment modalities, according to a study published online Oct. 7 in Cancer. Siddhartha Yadav, M.D., from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester,...
Clinical characteristics, undertreatment correlated with 63.3 percent excess mortality rate for men
Mammograms are more effective at detecting breast cancer in high-risk men than in women who are at average risk of developing the disease, and could provide potentially lifesaving early detection of male breast cancer.