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A Clinico-pathological Study of Male Breast Cancer in Yazd, Iran (1992-2007)

Issue: Vol.7, No.3 - July 2008

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  1. Prof Hassan Amir
    Department of Clinical Anatomy, American University of Antigua, College of Medicine
  2. Ali Akbar Salari
  3. Shokouh Taghipoor

Male breast cancer (MBC) is an uncommon condition. It accounts for less then 1% of all breast cancers and even fewer of all malignancies occurring in men. Between 1992 and 2007, a total of 6673 cancer cases were registered in the pathology department of Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Yazd, Iran. Of these 3740 patients(56.46%) were males. Eight of these cases (0.21 %) had breast cancer. The overall male female ratio for MBC was 0.017:1. The mean age of our patients was 63.62 years (SD = 11.63). Stage III and IV disease was observed in 87.5 percent of our patients. Histological analysis revealed that 87.5% of patients had infiltrating ductal carcinoma. Hormone receptor status of the tumor was positive in 87.5 percent of patient for estrogen and progesterone receptor respectively. These observations are discussed for the need for early detection of MBC and national consensus for an evidence based management of MBC in Iran.

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