New Delhi. A 70-year-old man was recently diagnosed with breast cancer at a private hospital in the national capital Delhi. This information was given in a statement. Dr. Meenu Walia of Max Super Specialty Hospital, Patparganj said that the patient was medically removed part of the thorax in September this year and is currently undergoing chemotherapy. The doctor said that the patient is responding to the treatment and his condition is stable. In September this year, the patient underwent a modified radical mastectomy and is currently undergoing chemotherapy. The doctor said that male breast cancer is rare but it tends to be aggressive. According to the American Cancer Society, a man’s lifetime risk of developing breast cancer is approximately 1 in 833 men. If detected at an early stage, the condition can be managed through treatment.
He said that breast cancer in men is rare but if the disease is detected in time then it becomes easy to treat. Many women know how the changes that indicate breast cancer occur but men have less awareness which simply means they find it difficult to get help in the early stages. He said male breast cancer is most common in older men, although it can occur at any age.
men are less likely to survive
Breast cancer can affect men differently as they have less breast tissue than women. However, this makes it easier to detect small lumps. This also means that there is less scope for cancer to grow in the breast. As a result, it can quickly spread to nearby organs.
Walia said that about 40 percent of men with breast cancer are treated in the third or fourth stage. By then the disease has already spread to other parts of the body. As a result, men are less likely to survive cancer than women.