Original Article

The Prevalance of Male Breast Cancer and our Clinical Experiences


  • Cihad Tatar
  • Fazilet Erözgen
  • Muzaffer Akıncı
  • Suat Benek
  • Celal Kızılkaya

Med Bull Haseki 2013;51(3):99-101


Male breast carcinomas are very rare tumors. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the male patients who were diagnosed with breast carcinoma and admitted to our outpatient clinic.


Among 268 patients diagnosed with breast carcinoma in the General Surgery Department at Haseki Training and Research Hospital between January 2009 and December 2012, a total of six male patients, who were operated on for breast cancer, were retrospectively reviewed.


The mean age of the subjects was 61 years (range: 50-73). The most clinical presentation was a palpable breast mass. The mean diameter of the lesions was 2.58 cm (range: 2.0-3.5 cm). All patients underwent modified radical mastectomy. The postoperative histopathology confirmed the diagnosis of invasive ductal carcinoma consistent with the results of preoperative core biopsies. Preoperative imaging studies and postoperative pathological analyses indicated axillary lymph node positivity. Postoperative adjuvant therapies were performed.


The prognosis of breast cancer is similar in male and female patients when detected in similar stages. Although breast cancer is very rare in men, it is detected in advanced stage because of late diagnosis.

Keywords: Male, breast, carcinoma

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