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If your GP refers you for an assessment, you will be seen in the breast clinic within two weeks.
Most breast tissue in men is concentrated in the area directly behind the nipple and the surrounding pigmented area, called the areola. It is this area and underneath the armpits that you should check regularly, looking for any unusual changes.
The most common breast cancer symptoms found in men are predominantly the same as found in women. They can be found in one or both sides of breast tissue and include:
The first thing you should do, if you have one or more of these symptoms (especially a lump in your chest area or under your arm), is to go and see your GP.
Often, the GP will be able to assess and treat your symptoms, without the need to visit one of our specialist clinics.