Male breast cancer symptoms

The main symptom of breast cancer in men is a lump in the breast. The nipple or skin may also be affected. See a GP if you have a breast lump or any other symptoms that worry you. It’s very unlikely you have cancer, but it’s best to get your symptoms checked.

The symptoms of breast cancer in men include: a lump in the breast – this is usually hard, painless and does not move around within the breast the nipple turning inwards fluid oozing from the nipple (nipple discharge), which may be streaked with blood

Early Detection, Diagnosis, and Staging Signs and Symptoms of Breast Cancer in Men Possible symptoms of breast cancer to watch for include: A lump or swelling, which is often (but not always) painless

One study found that male breast cancer is on the rise, with a 25% increase over the 25 years from 1973 to 1988. But it’s still rare. It’s unclear whether the reported rise means the disease is slowly becoming more common, or whether men better understand the symptoms and report their symptoms, leading to diagnoses that might have been missed in the past.

The main symptom of breast cancer in men is a hard lump in one of your breasts. The lump is almost always painless. The lump is usually located underneath the nipple and areola (the circle of dark-coloured skin surrounding the nipple). However, the vast majority of breast lumps are caused by a condition called gynaecomastia.