Assistant Professor of Radiology Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
Although significantly less prevalent than female, breast cancer also occurs in men. Male breast cancer is typically more aggressive, diagnosed at larger size and more advanced stage, and has a poorer prognosis than age and stage matched female breast cancers. While female breast cancer survival hasseen significant improvement over time, there is no change in male breast cancer survival. It has been suggested that molecular profile and natural history of male breast cancer is different than female breast cancer. Understanding of male breast cancer pathophysiology and familiarity with clinical presentation and imaging features of male breast cancer are essential in guiding clinicians to earlier diagnosis and potentially better prognosis of male breast cancer.