Paget’s disease of male breast, a rare but rising ailment
AbstractMale breast cancer constitutes less than 1% of all breast carcinomas whereas Paget’s disease accountsfor less than 1% of entire breast cancers. Unawareness and misdiagnosis lead to delayed presentationat a higher grade making the prognosis worse than females. Genetics and hormonal factors arestrongly linked to its occurrence. Investigations, diagnosis, staging and management strategies formale breast cancers are concluded from studies done in female cases. We present a case of a 65years literate gentleman who presented with fungating right breast mass with bleeding ulcer whounderwent modified radical mastectomy, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and hormonal therapy.Key words: Male breast cancer; Paget’s disease; Prognosis.
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