Management of Male Breast Cancer
Male breast cancer is rare and often presents at a more advanced stage than cancer in women. It is important to evaluate for conditions that increase exposure to estrogen and to perform genetic testing for the presence of a BRCA mutation. A man with a palpable mass should undergo imaging followed by a biopsy which will confirm the diagnosis and direct subsequent therapy. Surgical management is typically with mastectomy and sentinel node biopsy or axillary nodal dissection as appropriate. Guidelines for systemic therapy and post-mastectomy radiation mirror those for female patients.
KeywordsMale Breast Cancer BRCA2 Mastectomy
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