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Optimal delivery of male breast cancer follow-up care: improving outcomes

Authors Ferzoco RM, Ruddy KJ

Received 23 July 2015

Accepted for publication 28 August 2015

Published 23 November 2015 Volume 2015:7 Pages 371—379

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/BCTT.S75630

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Editor who approved publication: Professor Pranela Rameshwar

Raina M Ferzoco, Kathryn J Ruddy

Department of Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

Abstract: Male breast cancer is a rare disease. There are limited data to inform optimal treatment and follow-up strategies in this population. Currently, most follow-up guidelines are drawn from the vast literature on female breast cancer, despite the fact that male breast cancer has unique biological characteristics. In this review, we discuss clinical characteristics of male breast cancer as well as current best practices for long-term care with a focus on surveillance, screening, and treatment-related symptom management in male breast cancer survivors.

Keywords: male breast cancer, follow-up, surveillance, screening

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