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Male Breast Cancer

  • J. Huys
  • F. De Laender
Part of the Handbuch der Medizinischen Radiologie / Encyclopedia of Medical Radiology book series (HDBRADIOL, volume 19 / 2)

Abstract

Breast cancer in the male is an uncommon disease: only about 0.7% of all cancers in the male are breast cancer, the findings ranging from 0.38% to 1.5% (Sachs, 1941; Brunet et al, 1977). In fact it occurs so infrequently that neither patients nor physicians are very familiar with it. This infrequency is thought to be due to the fact that the male breast remains anatomically and functionally a rudimentary organ, the general rule being that cancer seldom arises in vestigial organs (Payson and Rosh, 1949).

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