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Treating breast cancer

Breast cancer is treated using a combination of surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Some cases of breast cancer may also be treated using biological or hormone treatments.

Being diagnosed with breast cancer can affect daily life in many ways. However, there is support available for many aspects of living with breast cancer including emotional, financial and long-term health issues.

One in nine women are affected by breast cancer during their lifetime. There is a good chance of recovery if it is detected in its early stages. For this reason, it is vital that women check their breasts regularly for any changes and always get any changes examined by their GP.
   
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Default Breast cancer(male) – 07-25-2013, 06:33 AM

Breast cancer is often thought of as a condition that only affects women, but men can also develop it.

However, breast cancer in men is much less common than breast cancer in women, affecting just one in every 100,000 men in England.

The most common symptom of breast cancer in men is a hard, painless lump that the develops on one of the breasts
   
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When to see your GP

You should always visit your GP if you notice a lump in your breast, or you have symptoms that affect your nipples, such as retraction or discharge.

While these symptoms are unlikely to be the result of breast cancer, they should be investigated further.
   
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Treating breast cancer in men

In most cases of breast cancer, surgery is used to remove a section of the breast. This is usually followed by a long-term course of hormone therapy using a medication called tamoxifen.

Tamoxifen helps to block the effects of hormones on breast tissue that are known to stimulate the growth of cancerous cells. It should help to prevent the cancer from returning.

In some cases, radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy may be used for the same purpose.
   
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Causes

The causes of breast cancer in men are unclear, but a number of risk factors for the condition have been indentified. These include:

age – most cases of male breast cancer affect men who are over 70 years of age
having a family history of breast cancer (both male or female)
obesity – a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more
alcohol consumption
   
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Who is affected?

It is estimated that around 300 new cases of breast cancer in men are diagnosed each year in England. The average age of diagnosis is 71 years of age.

Rates of breast cancer are slightly higher in Jewish men. This is thought to be due to genetic reasons.
Outlook

The outlook forbreast cancer in men is less favourable than for breast cancer in women. This is because there is less awareness of the condition, so it often takes longer to diagnose.

Healthcare professionals assess the outlook for cases of cancer by measuring how many people survive for five years following the initial diagnosis. This is known as ‘the five year survival rateÔÇÖ. However, many men who are diagnosed with breast cancer survive for much longer than five years.

The estimated five year survival rate for:

stage 1 breast cancer is 75-100%
stage 2 to 3 breast cancer is 50-80%,
stage 4 breast cancer is 30-60%
   
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Default ice canser – 07-25-2013, 03:09 PM

The most common type of cancer to affect the eye is ocular melanoma, or melanoma of the eye.
Melanoma of the eye

Melanoma is cancer that develops from pigment-producing cells called melanocytes. Most melanomas begin to grow in the skin, but it is possible for melanomas to begin in other parts of the body such as the eye.

Ocular melanoma is rare: approximately 500 new cases are diagnosed in the UK each year. The incidence of ocular melanoma increases with age and most cases are diagnosed in people in their 50s.

Symptoms include blurred vision, flashing lights, shadows and cataracts (misting of the lens in your eye).

The outlook for ocular melanoma depends on how advanced it is when you are diagnosed and which parts of the eye are involved. Of people diagnosed with early-stage melanoma, when the cancer is still small, about 84% will live for at least five years after diagnosis.
   
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Retinoblastoma

Retinoblastoma is a rare type of eye cancer that affects children younger than five. It is usually caught and treated early in the UK, which is why over 98% of children with retinoblastoma are successfully treated.
   
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