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ISSN: 2168-9784

Journal of Medical Diagnostic Methods
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A Man with Breast Cancer Following Hormonal Treatment for Prostate Cancer

NG Cathy Po Ching*, TSUI David Ka Kin, YAU Kevin Kwok Kay and TANG Chung Ngai
Department of Surgery, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Hong Kong
Corresponding Author : NG Cathy Po Ching
Department of Surgery
Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital
3 Lok Man Road, Chai Wan, Hong Kong SAR
Tel: 852-98321189
Fax: 852-25153195
E-mail: [email protected]
Received May 07, 2013; Accepted May 21, 2013; Published May 24, 2013
Citation: Ching NG, Tsui DK, Yau KK, Tang CN (2013) A Man with Breast Cancer Following Hormonal Treatment for Prostate Cancer J Med Diagn Meth 2:112. doi:10.4172/2168-9784.1000112
Copyright: © 2013 Ching NG, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
 

Abstract

Male breast cancer is rare with an annual incidence of less than 1% in Hong Kong. Some postulate the effect of estrogen as an important risk factor for development of male breast cancer. With the increasing use of hormonal therapy for patients with prostatic cancer, it may result in hormonal imbalance with a relative hyper-estrogenic state, which may increase the risk of male breast cancer. However so far there is no clinical evidence of its causal effects. Here we report a case of development of breast cancer in male patient after hormonal treatment (luteinizing hormone releasing hormone analog and anti-androgen) for prostatic cancer, and followed by a review of the literature for the association between them.

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