Male breast cancer

Experience from a Malaysian tertiary centre

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Abstract

Introduction: Breast cancer is a rare condition among men with a reported incidence of about one percent. Nevertheless, it is thought to behave similarly in both genders. Due to its rarity, male breast cancer is not widely reported, especially in the Asian population. Methods: In a five-year review of our breast cancer surgery series, about 1.6 percent involved male patients. There was a substantial delay in presentation among those men, whose mean age at presentation was 64 years. Results: The majority of patients presented with a painless lump. Histologically, all tumours were ductal in origin and all patients had lower than stage III malignancies. The majority of patients underwent mastectomy and axillary lymph node dissection. All male patients were commenced on adjuvant tamoxifen. The longest survival was 54 months with all patients remaining tumour-free. Conclusion: Malaysian men are at risk of breast cancer and seem to have a better prognosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)519-521
Number of pages3
JournalSingapore Medical Journal
Volume50
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2009

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Keywords

  • Breast carcinoma
  • Male breast carcinoma
  • Male breast lump

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Male breast cancer : Experience from a Malaysian tertiary centre. / Ngoo, K. S.; Muhammad, Rohaizak; Naqiyah, I.; Abdullah Suhaimi, Shahrun Niza.

In: Singapore Medical Journal, Vol. 50, No. 5, 05.2009, p. 519-521.

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