How is male breast cancer treated?

Updated: Oct 09, 2019
  • Author: Bagi RP Jana, MD; Chief Editor: John V Kiluk, MD, FACS  more...
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Treatment of male breast cancer comprises surgery, radiation therapy, and systemic therapy. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a draft guidance encouraging the inclusion of male patients in breast cancer clinical trials, noting that many treatments are approved for women only and further data may be necessary to support approval for use in men.


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