Male Breast Cancer Symptoms, Signs and Self-Exam
What are some of the symptoms for male breast cancer? Male breast cancer symptoms are no different than they are for women. What is different is men need to be aware they can be diagnosed with breast cancer and know any symptom, needs to be checked. Breast lumps, bumps or breast soreness may not be just because of a hard workout in the gym or other heavy lifting, etc.
Mass located under the nipple
Inverted or retraction of nipple
Nipple discharge- may be bloody or clear
Skin dimpling or puckering
Itching of the nipple area
Redness or scaling of the nipple
Other symptoms may include a lump or swelling under the arm in the lymph node area as well as the collar bone. A common cause and diagnosis for men with these symptoms can be gynecomastia which is an enlargement of breast tissue and is not related to cancer.
It is even more important for to learn how to perform a male self-breast examination check since mammograms and ultrasound are not commonly prescribed.
As with a female, one must first become familiar with their own breast in order to notice when changes take place. Follow below to learn how to self-check yourself.
How to Perform a Male Self Breast Exam
Begin by standing in front of a mirror with your arms