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Six male breast cancer sufferers tell their survival tales
Breast cancer charity Walk the Walk brought together six male survivors for the first time to raise awareness of the disease, that claims the lives of 11,000 men and women a year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Male breast cancer: Protein discovery could yield new treatments
Men get breast cancer, too. The discovery of two proteins thought to be involved in the disease could lead to new treatments for male breast cancer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Male Breast Cancer
Title: Male Breast CancerCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 6/30/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/22/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - February 22, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

10 Powerful Survivor Stories From 2016
In Stories of Hope, we regularly publish the stories of people who have a positive message to share, whether their cancer diagnosis was just recently, or long ago. Our featured survivors share words of inspiration, wisdom, hope, and support in these stories about how their lives have been changed by cancer. Our editors have chosen 10 of the most inspirational stories of 2016. For many who are facing a cancer diagnosis, or any other illness or hardship, hearing from others who've been through one already can be a great source of comfort and support. We hope you will find inspiration in these stories of cancer survivors. &nb...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - December 21, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Coping with Cancer Source Type: news

What's Different About Male Breast Cancer?
Risk factors for male breast cancer include genetic variants, obesity and high estrogen levels. As with women, inheriting a BRCA mutation can play a role. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 2, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elaine Schattner Source Type: news

Klinefelter syndrome 47,XXY - Male Breast...
Klinefelter syndrome is a rare genetic condition in which a man has an extra X chromosome. (Males usually have one X and one Y chromosome.) Some of the other conditions associated with Klinefelter are hypothyroidism, infertility, testicular cancer, and an increased risk for male breast cancer. (Source: About.com Breast Cancer)
Source: About.com Breast Cancer - March 28, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: breastcancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Men who get breast cancer aren't getting the right treatment
Doctors have assumed the diseases are the same, whether they affect men or women - but the first major investigation into male breast cancer has revealed big differences, say Dutch experts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Men who get breast cancer aren't getting the right treatment: Scientists discover major differences in male and female tumours
Doctors have assumed the diseases are the same, whether they affect men or women - but the first major investigation into male breast cancer has revealed big differences, say Dutch experts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Men with breast cancer being failed as they are 'treated like women'
First major investigation into male breast cancer reveals significant differences in biology of disease, despite same treatments for men and women (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: male breast cancer Rotterdam Erasmus Medical Centre Source Type: news

Major differences between male and female breast cancers uncovered but male patients still disadvantaged by lack of research, say investigators
(ECCO-the European CanCer Organisation) Male breast cancer has important biological differences from female breast cancer, according to results from a study of 1203 tumor samples from male patients. Until now it has been assumed that male patients should be treated in the same way as females, but these results mean that this is not the case, and should help doctors make better treatment choices, say the research team. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 10, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

From Molecular Case Studies: Novel gene variants identified in male breast cancer
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory) Male breast cancer (MBC) is a very rare tumor type, occurring in just 1 percent of all breast cancer cases, and the underlying genetic causes and treatment of MBC is not well understood. In a paper published in the March issue of Cold Spring Harbor Molecular Case Studies, researchers from Italy and the US describe novel genetic variants found in a hormone receptor positive (HR+) MBC patient, that are distinct from previously identified genetic variants found in 10 MBC cases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Overview of Male Breast Cancer
Men are not exempt from developing breast cancer. It is much more rare in men, but since both males and females carry some breast tissue, men need to be aware of their own risk of breast cancer, and the most common types of male breast cancer. (Source: About.com Breast Cancer)
Source: About.com Breast Cancer - February 23, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: breastcancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Male breast masses require careful investigation
It's essential to remember male breasts are not unique, with imaging features...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Mammography, US help diagnose male breast cancer US is best bet in male breast, but only if imaging is absolutely necessary (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 8, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

2016 Moon Shot for Cancer: Focus on Prevention
It is now 2016, and Americans hope for a brighter, healthier new year. Are Americans healthier today than they were last year or the year before? Will there be fewer people diagnosed with cancer? According to the American Cancer Society, it is projected that in 2016 there will be 1,685,210 new cancer cases and 595,690 deaths due to cancer. This is an increase over previous years. While it is true that the death rate for several cancers has decreased (due mostly to better screening and earlier diagnosis), it is also true that several cancers are on the rise, including cancers of the thyroid, liver, pancreas, kidney, small i...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

OncoBreak: 'Do What I Tell You'; Male Breast Cancer; HPV and Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- News, features, and commentary about cancer-related issues (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - January 28, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Male breast cancer survivor empowered, not embarrassed
Michael Singer didn't tell friends about his diagnosis for a year; now the Harley-riding Bronx native is an outspoken advocate for male breast cancer awareness (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer Statistics Report: Death Rate Down 23% in 21 Years
By Stacy Simon RESOURCES: Visit the American Cancer Society's new Cancer Statistics Center. Annual statistics reporting from the American Cancer Society shows the death rate from cancer in the US has declined steadily over the past 2 decades. The cancer death rate for men and women combined fell 23% from its peak in 1991 to 2012, the most recent year for which data is available, translating to more than 1.7 million deaths averted during this time period. “Cancer Statistics, 2016,” published in the American Cancer Society’s journal CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, estimates the numbers of new can...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - January 19, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: General Information Source Type: news

Minorities Need to Be Included in Clinical Trials
A 39-year old patient of mine was watching the New England Patriots game when he noticed blood on his shirt coming from his left nipple. Another 42-year old patient found a lump in his breast and changes in his nipple that didn't go away. Men get breast cancer too, and they're spreading the word. Male Breast Cancer awareness is taking off, with celebrities like Samuel Jackson and Mark Ruffalo tweeting pictures of their nipples last week to raise awareness as part of the #InTheNipOfTime campaign, and 24 states in the union officially designating the third week in October to be "Male Breast Cancer Awareness Week". ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 17, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Husband And Wife Battle Breast Cancer Together
BOSTON (CBS) – Mike Selsman says he’d just finished jogging when he realized something was wrong. “I showered and felt a little lump above the nipple on left side of my chest,” Selsman said. He was later diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer. “It moved to stage IV metastasized to other organs in my body,” Selsman said. Related: New Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines Mike, like most men had no idea he could even get breast cancer but health officials say an estimated 2300 men in the U.S. are diagnosed with it each year and about 450 men die from the disease. “I’m going to di...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Breast Cancer Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Mike Selsman Paul Burton Source Type: news

Husband And Wife Both With Breast Cancer Show It Isn't Just A Woman's Disease
An inspirational couple has turned a shared illness into a shared vision for the future of public health.  Meg and Gerard Campion have both been diagnosed with breast cancer over the past decade, and today are relentlessly raising awareness for the disease, particularly among men, ABC News reported. Breast cancer first affected the Connecticut couple when Gerard was diagnosed with the disease in 2006, after noticing a bump on his chest. “It was obviously shocking,” Meg told the news outlet. “I think my first thought was, 'He’s not supposed to have this, I am.'” Just three years later, aft...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 12, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Senators Hammer VA's 'Intolerably Long' Delay In Addressing Toxic Exposures
The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee heard testimony on Tuesday from senators and advocates who urged the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to remove roadblocks to care and compensation for veterans sickened by environmental toxicants, including contaminated drinking water at North Carolina's Camp Lejeune. "Agents within the VA system have expended more effort, time and money devising methods to deny Camp Lejeune victims their rightful benefits rather than providing them," Retired Master Sgt. Jerry Ensminger, who has devoted nearly 18 years to research and advocacy on the issue, said in his testimony before th...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Voices of Male Breast Cancer
Men need to know they have breast tissue; men need to know they can and do get breast cancer. (Source: About.com Breast Cancer)
Source: About.com Breast Cancer - September 10, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: breastcancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

More Men with Breast Cancer Having Second Breast Removed
Trend mirrors the one seen in women, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Male Breast Cancer, Mastectomy (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Male breast cancer
, the term sounds like an oxymoron, but men too can get breast cancer, although it’s quite rare. In fact, less than 1% of all breast cancers are diagnosed in men. Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - July 24, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Kerrie Schofield Tags: Men ' s health Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: ABIM MOC Changes, Male Breast Cancer & Circulating Estrogen, California FM Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors NEJM Group offers so many valuable resources for practicing clinicians. Here's what we chose for you today:NEJM Knowledge+ Blog: The American Board of Internal Medicine has been making some … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 10, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Research finds link between oestrogen levels and male breast cancer
Men with naturally high levels of the female hormone oestrogen may have a greater risk of developing breast cancer, according to research by an international collaboration including Cancer Research UK published today in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. News Medical   (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 14, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hormone oestrogen linked to male breast cancer
ConclusionThis study has identified that oestrogen may play a role in the development of breast cancer in men. The study’s strengths include the prospective collection of data, and the relatively large group of cases, given how rare the disease is.One of the main limitations of this type of study is that other factors may influence results. In this study, this risk was minimised by matching controls to cases within each country, and by adjusting for various confounders in the analyses. Despite this, some unmeasured confounders may still have an effect. For example, breast cancer in a first-degree relative (parent or ...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

Men with high estrogen levels could be at greater risk of breast cancer
Men with naturally high levels of the female hormone estrogen may have a greater risk of developing breast cancer, according to research by an international collaboration. This is the first time a link between estrogen levels in the blood and male breast cancer has been identified, despite its connection to breast, womb and ovarian cancers in women. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 11, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Is Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Right for You?
Susan K. Boolbol, MD Chief, Division of Breast Surgery Mount Sinai Beth Israel For most women, the average risk of developing breast cancer is about 12 percent. However, if you have a mutation on either of the two most common genes associated with breast cancer -- BRCA1 and BRCA2 -- that risk can jump as high as 80 percent. While it's natural to wonder if you might have inherited an abnormal BRCA gene from one of your parents, it's also important to remember that only about 5-10 percent of breast cancers are due to hereditary mutations; the overwhelming majority of women with breast cancer have no family history of the di...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Racial differences in male breast cancer outcomes
While black and white men under age 65 diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer received similar treatment, blacks had a 76 percent higher risk of death than whites, research shows. Male breast cancer is a rare disease, accounting for less than 1% of all cancers in men and approximately 2% of all breast cancers in the United States. Black men have a higher incidence of breast cancer and are more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer at a younger age than their white counterparts. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 4, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Male and female breast cancers are not identical
(European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer) Results of the EORTC10085/TBCRC/BIG/NABCG International Male Breast Cancer Program conducted in both Europe and in the United States and presented at the 2014 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium found significant improvement in survival for men with breast cancer, but this improvement was not as good as that observed for women. The study, which included 1822 men treated for breast cancer between 1990 and 2010, provides much needed information about the clinical and biological characteristics of male breast cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 12, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Male Breast Cancer Is Different
Men's tumor types differ; survival is increasing but not as much as for women, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Male Breast Cancer, Men's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 9, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Male Breast Cancer Is Different
Title: Male Breast Cancer Is DifferentCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/9/2014 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/9/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - December 9, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

How to Do a Male Breast Self Exam
Men who are a high risk for developing male breast cancer need to know how to perform a monthly male breast self exam (MBSE). This is a form of early detection that save your life. Learn how to do a male breast self exam. (Source: About.com Breast Cancer)
Source: About.com Breast Cancer - May 1, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: breastcancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Male Breast Self Exam
Men who are a high risk for developing male breast cancer need to know how to perform a monthly male breast self exam (MBSE). This is a form of early detection that save your life. Learn how to do a male breast self exam. (Source: About.com Breast Cancer)
Source: About.com Breast Cancer - December 2, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: breastcancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

In male breast cancer treatment study shows more mastectomy, less radiation than in female disease
University of Colorado Cancer Center researchers used data from 4,276 cases of male breast cancer and 718,587 cases of female breast cancer to show that the disease is treated differently in men than in women. Specifically, male breast cancer is treated with mastectomy more often than female breast cancer, and in cases in which locally advanced female breast cancer is commonly treated with radiation, the treatment is less used in the male disease. Results are published in this month's issue of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology and Physics... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Largest ever study of male breast cancer treatment shows more mastectomy, less radiation than in female disease
(University of Colorado Denver) University of Colorado Cancer Center researchers used data from 4,276 cases of male breast cancer and 718,587 cases of female breast cancer to show that the disease is treated differently in men than in women. Specifically, male breast cancer is treated with mastectomy more often than female breast cancer, and in cases in which locally advanced female breast cancer is commonly treated with radiation, the treatment is less used in the male disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 31, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Is being married 'better than chemo' for cancer?
Conclusion The findings of this study suggest that the close support often provided by marriage may make a difference to the stage at which cancer is diagnosed, whether it is treated appropriately and whether the patient survives the disease. However, as the authors point out it had several limitations: it did not take account of unmarried, cohabiting partners. This group would have been classified as unmarried, yet they might be expected to show similar benefits in cancer outcomes to those who are married – however as the researchers pointed out, as the study mainly involved older American citizens, demographic f...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

Gynecomastia: Prominent Male Breasts
Gynecomastia is a benign male breast condition in which a male has one or two prominent breasts. It is not considered to increase a man's risk of developing male breast cancer. Gynecomastia is not the same as Klinefelter syndrome, but it is one of the symptoms of Klinefelter's. (Source: About.com Breast Cancer)
Source: About.com Breast Cancer - September 1, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: breastcancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Drugs to be offered to women at high risk of breast cancer
The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has today released updated guidelines on the care of women who are at increased risk of breast cancer due to their family history. One of the main changes to the original guidance from 2004 is that NICE now recommends drug treatment with tamoxifen or raloxifene to reduce risk of breast cancer in a specific group of women who are at high risk of breast cancer and have not had the disease. They say that these treatments could help prevent breast cancer in about 488,000 women aged 35 years and older. The updated guideline has also made changes t...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Medical practice QA articles Source Type: news

Male Breast Cancer Overview
Men are not exempt from developing breast cancer. It is much more rare in men, but since both males and females carry some breast tissue, men need to be aware of their own risk of breast cancer, and the most common types of male breast cancer. (Source: About.com Breast Cancer)
Source: About.com Breast Cancer - June 23, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: breastcancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news