Common types of breast cancer in men

On Behalf of | Jun 11, 2020 | Medical Malpractice

Men do have breast tissue, including the glands for making milk and the ducts for carrying it to the nipple, so it’s possible for them to develop breast cancer. Texas residents are likely aware that this is very rare. Not every breast cancer causes a lump, and lumps in the breast may simply be benign tumors, which are not life-threatening.

Men with breast cancer are most likely to have ductal carcinoma in situ, invasive ductal carcinoma and invasive lobular carcinoma. Carcinomas are the most common type of breast cancer although it could also be sarcoma or another cancer that starts not in the ducts or glands but in the muscle cells, the fat or the connective tissue.

Some 8 out of 10 male breast cancer patients have invasive ductal carcinoma, usually mixed with another type of breast cancer. Invasive lobular carcinoma, on the other hand, is rare and only affects around 2% of male breast cancer patients. Ductal carcinoma in situ may or may not become invasive, and currently, there is no way of telling which way it will go. This condition affects 1 in 10 male breast cancer patients and is actually curable through surgery.

Cancers are among the most widely misdiagnosed of all medical conditions. Those who have been harmed through a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis may have a case under medical malpractice law, but they may want a lawyer to help them prepare the case. Many malpractice cases end in large settlements, so there’s bound to be resistance to the claim. A lawyer may make sure the evidence of the doctor’s negligence is brought together through the help of third-party investigators. The lawyer may also handle all negotiations, leaving litigation as a last resort.