Symptoms of breast cancer in men.

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Symptoms of breast cancer in men

November 12, 2018 - 5:30 am

KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. 

By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Most people are well aware that one out of eight women run the risk of developing breast cancer at some point in their lives. However, men can also can develop breast cancer and because they are not expecting it, the symptoms can be well advanced by the time the diagnosis is made. 

The symptoms of breast cancer in men include puckered or dimple skin around the breast, a nipple that inverts or turns inward, red or scaly skin around the breast or nipple, and any unusual fluid oozing from the nipple. 

Another point to remember is that breast tissue can extend under the arm in both men and women. If there are lumps or thickening in or near the breast or underarm area, it is something that should be checked. 

The bottom line is that it is worthwhile to ask questions if you have any.