July 22, 2019
If you should happen to be one of the 2,670 men diagnosed with breast cancer, our cancer experts at OHC will help you fight your cancer using the latest treatments including personalized, targeted therapies.
There isn’t much discussion about male breast cancer, and that’s understandable. Even though a man’s breast cells and tissue can develop cancer, it’s considered very rare. The American Cancer Society estimates approximately 2,670 new cases of invasive male breast cancer will be diagnosed in 2019, and about 500 men will die from breast cancer. These numbers represent less than one percent of all breast cancer cases.
There aren’t many men diagnosed with breast cancer, but for those who are, if surgery is needed, we collaborate with their surgeon then use targeted radiation, immunotherapy, chemotherapy, or a combination depending on your specific cancer. And men respond well to treatment, just like women.
Most men experience the same positive outcomes and the same side effects as women being treated for breast cancer. Sides effects for both groups includes skin redness, dryness, and itching in the treated area, for which OHC has a symptom management program to help.
Response to treatment really has less to do with gender and more about the type, location, and stage of breast cancer. We look at those factors and develop a personalized plan of care for each patient, male or female.
Another benefit at OHC is our nationally recognized cancer research program that includes clinical trials evaluating new treatments for breast cancer. The good news is both men and women can participate in these trials. So, access to the newest, most promising treatments for breast cancer isn’t limited to women.Comments (0)