Not only women, men also can develop breast cancer, and treatment can be much more complex if diagnosed at an advanced stage of men breast cancer.
Like women, men also have to regularly perform breast examination early. Because, according to Chairman of the Breast Health Foundation Jakarta (YPKJ), Dr Sutjipto Spb (K) Onk say that men should be wary, if the milk glands in men did not stop until the age of 20 years.
“Men also have milk glands, like a woman. However, most of the milk glands will cease production until the man reaches the age of 20. But, if not halted production of milk glands, this is what can cause men breast cancer,” he said when met at Levi’s events Breast Cancer Campaign recently.
Sutjipto Similarly, information from the Times of India website also states that most men often ignore breast cancer who also could happen to him. It is rare, but according to the Surgical Oncologist at Apollo Hospital, Sameer Kaul states, the vast majority of cases, men prone to develop breast cancer after age 40 years. This could occur because men also have nodules or lumps in the breast, and hormone imbalance after the age of 40 can cause men breast cancer.
For every 100 cases of breast cancer, 99 seen in women and 1 in men.
“Cancer cells can also develop in male breast tissue. The problem, early tumor spread to other body parts due to the small size of the male breast,” said Kaul added.
Fear and doubt on the men to check themselves into the cause of the problem of men breast cancer need to get special attention.
Diagnosis and treatment of men breast cancer patients classified the same as women. “Treatment may be the same, including chemotherapy or surgical removal of tumors, depending on the stage of diagnosis,” said Rudra Acharya, surgical oncology at the Artemis Health Institute, Gurgaon.
Symptoms of breast cancer, including swelling in the breast area, the formation of pus, and a lump in the armpit or breast area. “Mammography is not much help for small breasts so difficult to detect. However, CT scan and ultrasound is a better choice,” said Acharya explained.
Hope this article can be useful for giving information about men breast cancer.