Male breast cancer questions

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gfields
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   Posted 1/23/2016 3:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello,

I have been having soreness in my breast area for a couple months. I'm starting to wonder if this could be breast cancer, although I am a male.

I was looking around for information on male breast cancer, and I couldn't find much. There are no active forums for male breast cancer.

I took propecia/finasteride for 15 years, and I also took injectable testosterone to help another health condition. I discovered that both of these drugs significantly increase your risk for breast cancer. Testosterone naturally turns into estrogen in a male body, and estrogen increases risk of breast cancer.

My question is, what are the symptoms of breast cancer? Did you feel a soreness or burning sensation in your breast?

I know you're supposed to feel for lumps, and I do feel small lumps, but I can't really be sure what cancer feels like.

What is the best avenue to take if you suspect breast cancer? As a male, it's kind of embarrassing. I don't really know how to bring this up to my doctor. I don't know what he could really do for me, anyway.

Thanks,

sherbear46
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   Posted 1/25/2016 3:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Soreness, burning and lumps is something you will need to bring up to your doctor who will then probably order an ultrasound of the area. Don't be embarrassed, your doctor has heard of everything. You will not be the first or the last. Just come right out and say what your feeling. Don't sugar coat it and don't leave anything out. Make sure you say it's been going on a few months not days.

I would have it looked into as soon as possible.
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