Navigation Links
Breast Cancer in Men Often Underestimated and Under-treated

Male breast cancer occasionally is misdiagnosed as gynaecomastia, which affects about a third of men at some point over the course of a lifetime, thereby causing the diseae to be discovered at later stages in men than in women. "It is perhaps ironic,that tumours in men are easier to feel than they are in women, yet the disease is being discovered at a later stage in men than in women".//Thus men tend to have more advanced disease at diagnosis.
A population-based sample of over 2,500 men with breast cancer were analysed to determine the factors that have prognostic significance in men with breast cancer. Men were found to have larger tumours and more lymph-node involvement, and they were more likely to have estrogen- and progesterone-positive tumours as well as ductal and papillary histology.

Tumour stage and size had a clear prognostic significance in men, as it does in women. Tumour grade also was of prognostic importance, with multivariate 10-year disease-specific survival rates of 93%, 66% and 53% for grades I, II and III disease, respectively (P<0.0001).

Patients with progesterone-positive tumours had significantly better 10-year survival than those with progesterone-negative disease -- 81% versus 71%. Those with estrogen-positive tumours had a trend towards improved 10-year survival, but the difference was not statistically significant. It was found that over half the men with breast cancer were over age 65 at first diagnosis. "survival was similar between 1,762 men without nodal involvement and 762 men with node-positive disease." The respective median survival in these groups was 139 months and 136 months.

Breast cancer is rare in men; there were about 1,600 cases in the US in 2002, accounting for about 1% of all breast cancer cases. Thus all men should be aware that they can develop breast cancer. "A man who has a breast lump needs a full evaluation, and [a lump] shouldn't be dismissed just because [the patient] is a man and not a woman."
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Consensus on "Combination Therapy" for Breast Cancer
2. Breast cancer treatment to be determined by gene test
3. Breast Feeding prevents obesity later on in life
4. Breast milk is essential
5. Breast Cancer Surgery Causes Psychological problems
6. Breast cancer evidence
7. Letrozole Beats Tamoxifen in Breast Cancer Therapy
8. Breast screening among diabetic women
9. Breast feeding can alter hormones
10. Diet, Sunlight connected to Breast Cancer Risk
11. Additional Radiotheraphy for Breast Cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... of Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 due to a possible lice infestation, as reported ... head lice: the parasite’s ability to live away from a human host, and to infest ... in the event that lice have simply gotten out of control. , As lice are ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... On Friday, June 10, ... Bronze Wellness at Work award to iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in ... the 7th annual Maryland Workplace Health & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott in ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her ... would lash out at his family verbally and physically. , “When something upset him, he ... he would use it. He would throw rocks at my other children and say he ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Topical BioMedics, Inc, makers of Topricin and ... that call for a minimum wage raise to $12 an hour by 2020 and then ... will restore the lost value of the minimum wage, assure the wage floor does not ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... feeding the Frederick area economy by obtaining investment capital for emerging technology companies. ... 2½ years that have already resulted in more than a million dollars of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... 2016   Pulmatrix, Inc ., (NASDAQ: ... drugs, announced today that it was added to the ... its comprehensive set of U.S. and global equity indexes ... important milestone for Pulmatrix," said Chief Executive Officer ... our progress in developing drugs for crucial unmet medical ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016  Arkis BioSciences, ... less invasive and more durable cerebrospinal fluid treatments, ... funding.  The Series-A funding is led by Innova ... Fund, and other private investors.  Arkis, new financing ... instrumentation and the market release of its in-licensed ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Research and Markets has ... - Forecast to 2022" report to their offering. ... for the patients with kidney failure, it replaces the function ... the patient,s blood and thus the treatment helps to keep ... in balance. Increasing number of ESRD patients ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: