Frequently asked questions about breast cancer in men - risk factors, symptoms, self-diagnosis and more
Treatment depends on the stage of cancer, overall health and individual treatment preferences. It can be a combination of surgery, radiation and medical therapy.
The aim of the surgery is to remove the tumour and surrounding breast tissue. Common surgical procedures include:
Mastectomy: This involves the removal of entire breast tissue, including the nipple and areola.
Sentinel lymph node biopsy: This involves identification of the lymph nodes where the cancer cells are likely to start spreading from. If cancer is found, additional lymph nodes are removed for testing. If no cancer cells are found here, then there is a good chance that breast cancer hasn't spread beyond the breast tissue.
Apart from the surgical procedure, one can opt for radiation or systemic therapy. Radiation therapy is used to destroy cancer cells remaining in the breast, chest wall, or underarm area after surgery, or to reduce the size of a tumour before surgery. In systemic therapy, anti-cancer drugs are injected into a vein or given by mouth. It includes biologic therapy, chemotherapy, and hormone therapy.
Understanding breast cancer is important in part because the disease is so widespread. But even if no one in your life is affected by breast cancer, it's still important to stay informed about of thelatest
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