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Male Breast Self Test

MALE BREAST CANCER

 

Male breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast. Many men do not realise that they have breast tissue and that they can develop breast cancer. Until puberty, young boys and girls have a small amount of breast tissue consisting of a few ducts (tubular passages) located under the nipple and areola (area around the nipple). At puberty, a girl’s ovaries produce female hormones, causing breast ducts to grow, lobules (milk glands) to form at the ends of ducts, and the amount of stroma (fatty and connective tissue surrounding ducts and lobules) to increase. On the other hand, male hormones produced by the testicles prevent further growth of breast tissue.

This video will show you how to perform a Breast Cancer Self test…

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