Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Self Breast Exams for Men

Breast lump
Nipple discharge
Enlarged breast tissue

Probably hormonal
Liver damage may contribute since a damaged liver does not process hormones well, and there are higher levels of hormones in the blood. In some countries (Egypt, for example) where there is liver disease due to parasitic infections, the incidence of
Breast Cancer in males is higher than in the United States.
There is a greater risk over the age of 65. It is rare under age 35.
Black men and men of European Jewish ancestry may have a higher risk than Caucasians.

How the diagnosis is made:
Hard breast mass beneath the nipple or areola (pigment area)
Enlarged lymph glands in the armpits, above collar bones, or in the center of the chest (mediastinal lymph nodes might be enlarged inside the chest, to the right and left of the midline)
Retracted/eroded nipple
Surgical biopsy
Bone scan to check for a spread to bones

Modified radical mastectomy -- removal of breast, muscles below the breast, and the lymph glands in armpit
Radiation treatment to areas of metastasis, such as lymph glands or bones
Castration in advanced disease
Estrogen therapy

Anda juga boleh mendapatkan info mengenai Kanser Payudara Lelaki di MedlinePlus (right click).

Eddy Rizal

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