Symptoms of Male Breast Cancer
Male breast cancer affects less than 1% of the American population. Although rare, symptoms and signs can help men prevent the cancer spreading. The more you know about cancer symptoms, the more proactive you can be about your health.
Signs & Symptoms
There are a variety of signs and symptoms of make breast cancer. Many of them are similar to those of women.
- A lump or thickening in the breast tissue. This lump is usually painless. This is why self examinations are paramount. Checking and monitoring any idiosyncrasies of the breast can be seriously beneficial.
- Changes of Skin: Any change of skin, such as puckering or dimpling
- Nipple Retraction: If your nipple is turning inward
- Redness/Scaling: Any redness or scaling happens on the nipple of around the breast skin
- Discharge leaking from the nipple
Spreading of Breast Cancer
Breast cancer has the ability to spread. The most common area where breast cancer spreads is to the lymph nodes around the collar bone or under the arm. Lumps or swelling can occur in those areas even before the tumor in the breast can be detected. Paying attention to this other areas can be advantageous to catching the cancer.
These symptoms are not only caused by cancer, and can be caused by other breast issues. However, if you notice of the any above symptoms, or abnormalities in the breast, seek medical attention immediately. Dr. Elist is a male health care expert that can not only help you interpret your symptoms, but also assist in proper care.