Male breast cancer: thirteen years experience of a single center
1 Department of Surgery, University Hospital of Baskent, Ankara 06490, Turkey
2 Department of Pathology, University Hospital of Baskent, Ankara 06490, Turkey
International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2009, 6:4 doi:10.1186/1477-7800-6-4Published: 5 February 2009
This retrospective study analysed the epidemiological, clinical, and therapeutic profiles of breast cancer in males.
We report our experience at the Hospital of the University of Baskent, where 20 cases of male breast cancer were observed and treated between 1995–2008.
Median age at presentation was 66,7 ± 10,9 years. Average follow-up was 63 ± 18,5 months. The main presenting symptom was a mass in 65% of cases (13 patients). Ýnvasive ductal carcinoma was the most frequent pathologic type (70% of cases).
Male breast cancer patients have an incidence of prostate cancer higher than would be predicted in the general population. Cause of men have a higher rate of ER positivity the responses with hormonal agents are good.