Detection methods for the male breast cancer, are not very different from those used with women.

However, because the cases of disease are so rare, there is no national screenings for male breast cancer, nor are there special recommendations for vigilance.

Usually it is the man himself, or his doctor, who detects the nodule that is then analyzed and followed.

Detection is, despite everything, easier in men than in women because:

  • The male breast has very little mammary tissue, so any nodule is visible and palpable much quicker, while in women, nodules are only palpable once they reach 1-2 cms.

Male breast cancer is usually first spotted by the patient himself so any changes in the breast should be reported to the doctor immediately

The study of a mammary change involves physical tests and imaging exams that allow the experts to see inside the breast, e.g. mammograms.

On top of the clinical information obtained by these exams, the doctor will also need to learn all your personal medical history, as well as your family history of breast cancer.

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