FAQs About Male Breast Cancer

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1. What doctor treats male breast cancer?

A surgeon leads the team who treats a male breast cancer. Support from multiple specialities (eg. Internal Medicine, Radiodiagnosis, Radiotherapy etc.) will be required.

2. What is the prognosis of male breast cancer?

The outcome, like breast cancer in women, depends on a number of factors, the predominant one being the stage of the tumor.

3. Is the condition preventable?

Risk factors like a positive family history, genetic syndromes inevitably raise the risk of breast cancer. However, there are modifiable risk factors such as obesity, alcohol use etc. A healthy life style can avoid the risks posed by these factors.

4. Are alternative medicines effective to cure male breast cancer?

None of the alternative treatments have been proved to cure the disease. Alternative therapies may help patients overcome the side effects of cancer and cancer treatment; they may aid to cope with feelings of anxiety and distress. Different people resort to different means based on their tastes: creative activities, exercise, meditation, prayer, or relaxations.

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