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Can Gynecomastia Cause Breast Cancer?


March 1, 2017

The word cancer is frightening to the ear of almost any human being. But you truly can’t believe everything you read online because the information that is out there is often overgeneralized. “This causes cancer, that is bad for you, that will increase your chances.” We see this type of stuff all over the place, but is it true? We want to help you clear the air on the claim that Gynecomastia can cause breast cancer– it CAN’T!

Diseases Related to Gynecomastia
Most of the conditions that are related to Gynecomastia are derived from complications with obesity. Unfortunately, this is a major problem in healthcare as billions of dollars every year are spent on treating patients who suffer from obesity-related disease. The following conditions COULD appear in someone who is dealing with Gynecomastia:

  • Kidney Failure
  • Swollen Lymph Nodes
  • Liver Disease
  • Testicular Pain
  • Low Testosterone

Causes of Male Breast Cancer
Male breast cancer and Gynecomastia are not necessarily related. Studies show that people who suffer from obesity are more likely to develop cancer than those who operate at a normal BMI. But there is not a lot of data to support these theories and unfortunately, male breast cancer is often related to genetics. Here are some statistics about male breast cancer:

  • Men over the age of 60 are more likely to develop breast cancer than others.
  • 1% of men will develop breast cancer at some point in their lives.
  • Jewish men are more likely to develop breast cancer due to genetic factors.
  • Exposure to fumes, petroleum and other gases on a daily basis can lead to multiple forms of cancer.

In conclusion, male breast cancer and Gynecomastia have no direct correlation. But that doesn’t make dealing with Gynecomastia any easier and we can help you with that! Our talented team of surgeons specializes in male breast reduction and we have helped hundreds of patients in the NYC, Westchester and Long Island areas.

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