Even though true gynecomastia is not associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, it’s important to speak with a doctor about any concerns you may have, as self-diagnosis can lead to misdiagnosis and trouble.
Symptoms of male breast cancer can include lumps on one breast, changes to the skin around the nipple, puckering of the skin, or bloody discharge from the nipple.
The similarities between breast cancer and gynecomastia go no further than the physical changes to the breasts. In both breast cancer and gyno, men can experience a lump in the breast.
However, the lump with cancer will general be either in the nipple or under the arms where the lymph nodes are located. In gyno, the lump will always be isolated to the nipple are (due to benign glandular growth).
Mental Effects of Gynecomastia
Though not physically dangerous, man boobs can produce a great deal of insecurity, shame, and embarrassment. Some men with gynecomastia hide their bodies under baggy clothes and don’t feel comfortable with friends, in intimate settings, or at the gym or beach.
Don’t let gynecomastia rob you of your confidence. Getting rid of man boobs is possible through a minimally invasive male breast reduction procedure in our office. Our gynecomastia NYC and Long Island specialists are experts at reshaping the chest through a gentle, laser-assisted surgical process that leaves virtually no scars.
While male breast reduction surgery will not reduce your risk of getting breast cancer, treatment for the condition can have a major positive effect on self-esteem.
Hundreds of patients in our gynecomastia New York centers have already received great results at our Long Island and New York City offices. Call today for a free, private consultation at 212.206.0023 or 631.499.1831.