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Understanding and management of male breast cancer: a critical review.

In Medical Oncology
Contributor(s): Dutta U | kpant@mit.edu | Pant K.
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticleSeries: Vol 25 Issues 3.Publisher: 2008Description: 294-8.Subject(s): Male breast cancer | DDC classification: In: Medical OncologySummary: Breast cancer is a rare disease in men representing nearly 1% of the total breast cancer cases worldwide. While treatments developed for women with breast cancer are often applied to treat men with breast cancer, however, lack of awareness of this disease leads to its detection at a later stage in men. This review discusses male breast cancer and draws comparisons with female breast cancer and discusses current treatments available to treat this disease. It is believed that this review shall provide concise and relevant information increasing the awareness of issues revolving around male breast cancer (MBC).
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Breast cancer is a rare disease in men representing nearly 1% of the total breast cancer cases worldwide. While treatments developed for women with breast cancer are often applied to treat men with breast cancer, however, lack of awareness of this disease leads to its detection at a later stage in men. This review discusses male breast cancer and draws comparisons with female breast cancer and discusses current treatments available to treat this disease. It is believed that this review shall provide concise and relevant information increasing the awareness of issues revolving around male breast cancer (MBC).

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