Breast cancer is not a disease exclusive to women. Annually, approximately 2,000 men are diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 400 die from the disease each year.
Several factors increase a man’s risk of developing breast cancer. These risk factors include a family history of breast cancer, age and liver disease or Klinefelter’s syndrome. It is important to share your medical history and any symptoms with your physician.
If you or a man in your life experiences any of the following issues, contact a physician immediately.
• You feel a lump, hard knot or swelling in your chest area.
• The skin on your chest dimples or puckers.
• Your nipple pulls in toward your chest wall.
• You see redness or scaling on your nipple.
• There is discharge coming from your nipple.
Do not wait to share these signs with your physician — the earlier cancer is detected the more likely treatment will be successful.
Source: American Cancer Society