Breast Cancer in Men: More Common Than You Might Think...It’s rare for a man to be diagnosed with breast cancer, but it happens more than you might think. While cases of male breast cancer only account for 1 percent of breast cancer diagnoses, close to 2,500 new cases...http://www.healthline.com

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SCREENING

Breast cancer screening means checking breasts for cancer before there are signs or symptoms of the disease (Wikipedia).


Mammogram

A mammogram is an X-ray of the breast that is done to screen for breast cancer and to investigate lumps that can be felt during a breast exam. A mammogram can also detect tumors or abnormal areas that are too small to be felt with the hands. A mammogram is usually performed on a man if a lump is found. It is called a diagnostic mammogram when it is done because problems are present.


Clinical Breast Exam (CBE)
Clinical breast examinations are used along with mammograms to check women for breast cancer.A clinical breast exam is an examination by a doctor or nurse, who uses his or her hands to feel for lumps or other changes.


Careful breast exams might be a useful screening for men with a strong family history of breast cancer and/or with BRCA mutations found by genetic testing. Screening men for breast cancer has not been studied to know if it is helpful.


Breast Self-Awareness
Being familiar with how your breasts look and feel can help you notice symptoms such as lumps, pain, or changes in size that may be of concern. A breast self-exam involves checking your breasts for lumps or changes. You should report any changes that you notice to your doctor or health care provider.

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​A woman born today has about a 1 in 8 chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer at some time during her life (National Cancer Institute). ​​As a result of  research and treatments, there has been significant advances in the fight against breast cancer, but there is much work to be done to protect women from the threat of this disease.


Men have a small amount of breast tissue where breast cancer can develop. Symptoms of breast cancer in men are similar to those in women.​Survival rates for men with breast cancer, overall, are lower than those for women. Research shows males diagnosed and treated for breast cancer experience deficits in physical and mental health that can have compounding effects. 

We provide outreach and support services focused on prevention, the importance of early detection, and survival of breast cancer to decrease the onset and negative impacts of cancer in Georgia communities.​​

Coping with the emotional toll of breast cancer...

Surviving cancer can take an emotional toll. Survivorship comes with a tangled host of emotions, from joy and relief to even fear and guilt. After a battle with breast cancer, your emotions may seem strange or uncomfortable but are often completely normal. It’s common to ...http://www.pjstar.com/special/20170505

THE IMPACT

STAGES

The stage of a cancer describes how much cancer is in the body. If you've been diagnosed with breast cancer, you’ll want to know what stage it is. That information will help you and your doctors know more about what’s ahead and how to decide on your treatments. 

Stages for Men

Stages for Women

SYMPTOMS

Different people have different symptoms of breast cancer. Some people do not have any signs or symptoms at all. It is important to be aware of your body and any changes that may occur. The earlier breast cancer is diagnosed and treated, the better the prognosis.

Symptoms in Men

​Symptoms in women

Male breast cancer: Symptoms, treatments, and causes....Male breast cancer is a relatively rare cancer in men that originates from the breast. Most cases of male breast cancer develop in men who are 65 or over, although cases have been ...http://www.medicalnewstoday.com

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FACTS ABOUT BREAST CANCER

Every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer. It is the most common cancer diagnosed in women. 

Breast cancer in men accounts for about 1% of all breast cancers. Although rare, it is often detected later and may cause the cancer to advance and become more fatal.

Breast cancer is a disease in which certain cells in the breast become abnormal and multiply uncontrollably to form a malignant tumor. The tumor is malignant (cancer) if the cells can grow into (invade) surrounding tissues or spread (metastasize) to distant areas of the body.

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Breast Cancer Deaths Increasing for Black Women...Researchers have known for years that African-American women die of breast cancer at higher rates than white women. Now a new study finds that the rates vary from city to city and the disparity is getting worse...http://www.webmd.com/2016/10/03

Breast Cancer and Mesothelioma...Breast cancer and mesothelioma may not initially seem to have much in common. One is most common in women and is the second leading type of cancer in women, while the other is rare and most often seen in men. Researchers..https://mesothelioma.net/breast-cancer-mesothelioma/

A drink a day tied to higher breast cancer risk, report says...

Researchers have long known that having one too many cocktails might be associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. Now, a new report from the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research reveals...http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/23

TREATMENT

Treatment for breast cancer depends on the type and stage. Other factors such as age, overall health, and personal preferences are also considered. Treatments for breast cancer in men are similar as those used for women. However, there are some differences.

Treatment for Men

Treatment for Women