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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 37  

Male breast cancer

1 Sanitation 1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Department of Tropical Medicine, Hainan Medical University, Hainan, China

Date of Web Publication14-Mar-2017

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Beuy Joob
Sanitation 1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok
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DOI: 10.4103/1596-3519.202081

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The recent report on male breast cancer is very interesting.[1] Garg and Kumar mentioned that “breast cancer should always be kept in the differential diagnosis of a mammary lump in male patients so as to avoid the delay in the diagnosis and subsequently appropriate treatment.[1]” The complex concomitance between tuberculosis and malignancy is also discussed.[1] In fact, the breast cancer in male is not a surprising problem. However, the problem is usually due to the lack of concern by the attending physician. As noted by Bi et al., “clinical diagnosis is frequently delayed due to the general lack of awareness among physicians and patients.[2]” The basic suggestion for any suspected case is to “proceed directly to surgery as their initial diagnostic test.[3]” Volpe et al. noted that “heightened awareness of the increased risk in certain men by both physicians and patients, and adherence to guidelines recommended for the surveillance of men at increased risk, may result in earlier detection.[4]

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Garg PK, Kumar A. Male breast cancer: An often forgotten diagnosis. Ann Afr Med 2016;15:93-4.  Back to cited text no. 1
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Bi L, Li J, Shi Z, Zhu Z, Lu Z. Male accessory breast cancer successfully treated with endocrine therapy: A case report. Oncol Lett 2015;10:2495-8.  Back to cited text no. 2
Johansen Taber KA, Morisy LR, Osbahr AJ 3rd, Dickinson BD. Male breast cancer: Risk factors, diagnosis, and management (Review). Oncol Rep 2010;24:1115-20.  Back to cited text no. 3
Volpe CM, Raffetto JD, Collure DW, Hoover EL, Doerr RJ. Unilateral male breast masses: Cancer risk and their evaluation and management. Am Surg 1999;65:250-3.  Back to cited text no. 4


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