Gynencomastia can be an unsettling and disturbing condition for the patient. Men with gynecomastia don’t always understand what the condition is or what causes it. They may also, at first glance, believe they have male breast cancer.
Since there is no clear tie between gynecomastia and male breast cancer, this is not always the case and it is important for the patient to be able to distinguish whether or not they have cancer by knowing what signs to look for.
What To Look For
The first thing to look for when searching for breast cancer is masses within the breasts. Skin tethering could also be a sign of cancer. Laboratory tests should include testosterone, estradiol, luteinizing hormone (LH), thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), and human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG).
If testicular masses are present in conjunction with the gynecomastia, proper hormone tests should be carried out immediately and referral to a urologist or a endocrinologist is imperative.
If you experience any of these symptoms, ask your doctor immediately.
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