Men Account for One Percent of Breast Cancer Cases in Brazil, Greater Awareness Required

For every 100 women diagnosed with breast cancer, there is one man affected by the disease. This means that men account for one percent of all breast cancer cases in Brazil.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Doctor Fabiana Tonelotto, head of the Mastology Service at Hospital do Câncer 3 (HC3), a unit of the National Cancer Institute José Alencar Gomes da Silva (INCA), alerts that men should be aware of any changes or abnormalities in their breasts.

Skin retraction, the appearance of nodules or lumps, secretion through the areola (nipple), ganglions in the armpits are the most common symptoms of breast cancer in men, as well as redness in the chest area and itching.

Fabiana Tonelotto says that the treatment for men is the same as for women, with radiotherapy, chemotherapy . . .

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