Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2021 Feature: Male Breast Cancer
Posted September 29, 2021
October is Breast Cancer month and typically revolves around women although it does occur in men. According to the CDC, about 1 in every 100 breast cancers diagnosed in the United States is found in a man. Often, they are the most common kinds of cancer that are found in women which include: Invasive ductal carcinoma, Invasive lobular carcinoma as well as Ductal carcinoma in situ, a breast disease that may lead to breast cancer.
The most common symptoms of male breast cancer include a lump or swelling of the breast, redness or flaky skin in the breast, irritation or dimpling of breast skin, nipple discharge or pulling in of the nipple or pain in that area. These symptoms may occur with other conditions so men, please see a doctor if you have any symptoms, concerns, or changes to your breast area.