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Breast cancer in men? Know the symptoms…it can happen

(Metro) Breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer diagnosed among the female population. Though breast cancer may seem like a disease that’s exclusive to women, breast cancer can affect men as well.

While they have a smaller concentration than women, men have breast tissue, which means it’s possible for them to develop breast cancer. Male breast cancer is most common in older men, but it is important that men recognize that the disease can strike them at any age.

Signs and symptoms

Men with breast cancer experience symptoms that are similar to those experienced by women. Possible signs to be aware of include:Skin dimpling or puckering; A lump or swelling, which is typically (but not always) painless; Nipple retraction; Redness or scaling of the nipple or breast skin; Discharge from the nipple, which may be clear or blood-tinged.

The American Cancer Society advises that sometimes breast cancer can spread to the lymph nodes under the arm or around the collar bo...

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