NCBI Bookshelf. This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the treatment of male breast cancer. It is intended as a resource to inform and assist clinicians who care for cancer patients. It does not provide formal guidelines or recommendations for making health care decisions.
Skip to Content. Use the menu to see other pages. This section explains the types of treatments that are the standard of care for men with breast cancer. When making treatment plan decisions, you are encouraged to consider clinical trials as an option. A clinical trial is a research study that tests a new approach to treatment. Doctors want to learn whether the new treatment is safe, effective, and possibly better than the standard treatment. Clinical trials can test a new drug, a new combination of standard treatments, or new doses of standard drugs or other treatments.
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Breast cancer may occur in men. Breast cancer may occur in men at any age, but it usually occurs in men between 60 and 70 years of age. Lobular carcinoma in situ abnormal cells found in one of the lobes or sections of the breast , which sometimes occurs in women, has not been seen in men. Anything that increases your risk of getting a disease is called a risk factor.