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Male Breast Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - To Learn More About Male Breast Cancer

For more information from the National Cancer Institute about male breast cancer, see the following:

  • Breast Cancer Home Page
  • Drugs Approved for Breast Cancer
  • Adjuvant and Neoadjuvant Therapy for Breast Cancer
  • Hormone Therapy for Breast Cancer
  • Understanding Cancer Series: Targeted Therapies (Advances in Targeted Therapies and Targeted Therapies for Breast Cancer)
  • Targeted Cancer Therapies
  • Understanding Cancer Series: Gene Testing
  • BRCA1 and BRCA2: Cancer Risk and Genetic Testing

For general cancer information and other resources from the National Cancer Institute, see the following:

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Late Stage Breast Cancer (Stage III and IV)

First-trimester radiation therapy should be avoided. Chemotherapy may be given after the first trimester as discussed in the section on Early Stage Breast Cancer. Because the mother may have a limited life span (most studies show a 5-year survival rate of 10% in pregnant patients with stage III and IV disease), and there is a risk of fetal damage with treatment during the first trimester,[1,2] issues regarding continuation of the pregnancy should be discussed with the patient and her family. Therapeutic...

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  • What You Need to Know About™ Cancer
  • Understanding Cancer Series: Cancer
  • Cancer Staging
  • Chemotherapy and You: Support for People With Cancer
  • Radiation Therapy and You: Support for People With Cancer
  • Coping with Cancer: Supportive and Palliative Care
  • Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Cancer
  • Cancer Library
  • Information For Survivors/Caregivers/Advocates
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Last Updated: February 25, 2014
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