July 1978

Breast Carcinoma in a Young Man

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University School of Medicine, El Paso (Dr Saltzstein); and the Departments of Surgery (Dr Tavaf) and Pathology (Dr Latorraca), Trinity Memorial Hospital, Milwaukee.

Arch Surg. 1978;113(7):880-881. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1978.01370190102020

• Breast carcinoma occurred in a 25-year-old man. This is, to our knowledge, the seventh reported instance of this extremely rare cancer. Despite its infrequent occurrence, high cure rates can be obtained if it is detected and treated early. Breast masses in young men must not be ignored.

(Arch Surg 113:880-881, 1978)