Breast Cancer, Male

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Breast Cancer, Male

Male breast cancer is a rare disease, and occurs when a group of cancer cells (a tumor) start in the cells of the breast. Less than 1% of all breast cancer cases occur in men, and a man’s chances of getting breast cancer are approximately 1 in 1,000. Symptoms of male breast cancer may include: a lump felt in the breast, nipple pain or discharge, an inverted nipple, sores on the nipples or the area surrounding it, and lumps felt under the arm (enlarged lymph nodes). Physical exams and imaging tests such as MRIs, ultrasounds, and X-rays, can be used to diagnose this condition. Sometimes a biopsy is also required, where a needle is used to take a small piece of the breast tissue to exam under a microscope. Treatment varies on a case-by-case basis, and depends on factors including: size and location of the breast tumor, the stage of the cancer, and the results of laboratory tests.

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Following organizations serve the condition "Breast Cancer, Male" for support, advocacy or research.

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Breast Cancer Connections

We support people touched by breast or ovarian cancer by providing comprehensive, personalized services in an atmosphere of warmth and compassion.

Last Updated: 22 Apr 2014

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Breast Cancer Options

Our mission is to educate breast cancer patients about effective treatment options, to advocate for and support informed patient choice and to promote public awareness regarding cancer risk reduction.

Last Updated: 28 Oct 2012

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FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered

FORCE is a national nonprofit dedicated to fighting hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. With 50 outreach groups throughout the U.S., and international affiliates, FORCE programs provide support, education, advocacy, awareness and research specific to hereditary cancers. Our programs serve anyone with a BRCA mutation or a family history of cancer. FORCE was founded on the principle that no one should have to face hereditary breast and ovarian cancer alone.

Last Updated: 5 May 2014

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Kommah Seray Inflammatory Breast Cancer Foundation

To raise awareness of Inflammatory Breast Cancer and meet the immediate needs of active cancer patients by providing assistance and support. Additionally, the foundation will work toward educating medical professionals and the community at large on how to detect Inflammatory Breast Cancer.

Last Updated: 26 Mar 2013

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Following organizations serve the condition "Breast Cancer, Male" for support, advocacy or research.

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Breast Cancer Connections

We support people touched by breast or ovarian cancer by providing comprehensive, personalized services in an atmosphere of warmth and compassion.

http://www.bcconnections.org

Last Updated: 22 Apr 2014

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Breast Cancer Options

Our mission is to educate breast cancer patients about effective treatment options, to advocate for and support informed patient choice and to promote public awareness regarding cancer risk reduction.

http://www.breastcanceroptions.org

Last Updated: 28 Oct 2012

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FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered

FORCE is a national nonprofit dedicated to fighting hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. With 50 outreach groups throughout the U.S., and international affiliates, FORCE programs provide support, education, advocacy, awareness and research specific to hereditary cancers. Our programs serve anyone with a BRCA mutation or a family history of cancer. FORCE was founded on the principle that no one should have to face hereditary breast and ovarian cancer alone.

http://www.facingourrisk.org

Last Updated: 5 May 2014

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Kommah Seray Inflammatory Breast Cancer Foundation

To raise awareness of Inflammatory Breast Cancer and meet the immediate needs of active cancer patients by providing assistance and support. Additionally, the foundation will work toward educating medical professionals and the community at large on how to detect Inflammatory Breast Cancer.

http://www.ksibcf.org

Last Updated: 26 Mar 2013

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General Resources

If breast or ovarian cancer runs in your family

This brochure discusses the basics of hereditary cancers, including signs, genetic counseling and genetic testing.

Updated 4 Oct 2012

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Omega-3 Fatty Acid in Treating Patients With Stage I-III Breast Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Ductal Breast Carcinoma in Situ; Lobular Breast Carcinoma in Situ; Male Breast Cancer; Stage IA Breast Cancer; Stage IB Breast Cancer; Stage II Breast Cancer; Stage IIIA Breast Cancer; Stage IIIB Breast Cancer; Stage IIIC Breast Cancer

 

Last Updated: 22 Jul 2014

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Stereotactic Radiosurgery in Treating Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, or Prostate Cancer
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Adenocarcinoma of the Prostate; Male Breast Cancer; Recurrent Breast Cancer; Recurrent Non-small Cell Lung Cancer; Recurrent Prostate Cancer; Stage IV Breast Cancer; Stage IV Non-small Cell Lung Cancer; Stage IV Prostate Cancer

 

Last Updated: 30 Jul 2014

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