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International Primary Care Association

Clinical Focus Volume 3 N1

Male Breast Cancer: Case Presentation


Background: Male breast cancer is a rare disease, representing only about 1% of all breast cancers. Because of its rarity, no randomised clinical trials have been possible and most management practice is based on data from female breast cancer studies.

Case presentation: We report the case of a male patient with locally advanced breast cancer who had an excellent response to radical radiotherapy and tamoxifen.

Conclusion: We summarise the aetiology, pathology, clinical features and current management of male breast cancer. Although collaborative studies to specifically address the role of emerging therapies in male breast cancer could be established, it is likely that the decisions on management will continue to be extrapolated from the results from studies of female breast cancer.

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  • Authors: K Tipples & P Murray
  • Keywords: Advanced male breast cancer, Management, Review, Case report.
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