What is included in the long-term monitoring of breast cancer in men?

Updated: Feb 11, 2021
  • Author: Bagi RP Jana, MD, MBA, MHA, FACP; Chief Editor: John V Kiluk, MD, FACS  more...
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Men who have had breast cancer are at increased risk for a second ipsilateral or contralateral breast cancer. The risk of breast cancer recurrence continues beyond 15 years after primary treatment. The risk of subsequent contralateral breast cancer is highest in men who were younger than 50 years when their initial cancer was diagnosed. Thus, periodic screening is probably advisable. [19] The NCCN notes that only limited data support screening for breast cancer in men. [15]


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