Male breast lump. 23 years old.

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January 13, 2018 at 10:17 am  #1293780    


I am a 23 year old male. I had a mammogram done which read Bi-Rad 4. I am going to be having it removed and also going to have surgery by laser to remove the lump and biopsy the lump and remove the excess enlarged breast tissue from both breasts. What are the chances of a 23 year old male having breast cancer?


January 14, 2018 at 7:49 am  #1293785    
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Hi Andrew,

Welcome to GRACE. I’m sorry to hear that you are dealing with these concerns. Breast cancer in males is rare, making up about 1% of all breast cancer cases, and men tend to be diagnosed at an older age than women (the average age is 67). So as a twenty-five year old male, your chances are very small. That being said, it’s good that you are following up on the test findings, as there are unusual cases on record.

I hope that you get encouraging results and you can put this behind you soon.

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January 15, 2018 at 5:52 am  #1293794    


Thank you Jim. I have the procedure done next week. I will keep you updated. I appreciate the encouraging message you sent me.


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