Male breast cancer: Thirteen years experience of a single center

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Background: This retrospective study analysed the epidemiological, clinical, and therapeutic profiles of breast cancer in males. Methods: We report our experience at the Hospital of the University of Baskent, where 20 cases of male breast cancer were observed and treated between 1995-2008. Results: Median age at presentation was 66,7 ± 10,9 years. Average follow-up was 63 ± 18,5 months. The main presenting symptom was a mass in 65% of cases (13 patients). Ýnvasive ductal carcinoma was the most frequent pathologic type (70% of cases). Conclusion: Male breast cancer patients have an incidence of prostate cancer higher than would be predicted in the general population. Cause of men have a higher rate of ER positivity the responses with hormonal agents are good. © 2009 Akbulut et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.




Akbulut, S., Arer, I., Kocbiyik, A., Yaǧmurdur, M. C., Karakayali, H., & Haberal, M. (2009, February 5). Male breast cancer: Thirteen years experience of a single center. International Seminars in Surgical Oncology.

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