|LETTER TO THE EDITOR
|Year : 2016 | Volume
| Issue : 3 | Page : 359
The male breast cancer: Epidemiological data from the North of Peru
G Flores-Trujillo1, E Serrano-LaBarrera2
1 Medical Audit Department, Regional Institute of Neoplastic Disease; Graduate School, Antenor Orrego Private University, Trujillo, Perú
2 Department of Surgery, Victor Lazarte Echegaray Hospital; Graduate School, Antenor Orrego Private University, Trujillo, Perú
|Date of Web Publication||24-Feb-2017|
Medical Audit Department, Regional Institute of Neoplastic Disease; Graduate School, Antenor Orrego Private University, Trujillo
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|How to cite this article:|
Flores-Trujillo G, Serrano-LaBarrera E. The male breast cancer: Epidemiological data from the North of Peru. Indian J Cancer 2016;53:359
The incidence, worldwide, of breast cancer in men is very low, being considered a rare disease. According to the American Cancer Society, it is found that its incidence has increased over the past 27 years., Due to the few cases, it has not achieved widespread characterization compared to breast cancer in women. The contribution of each institution worldwide will better understand the behavior of this disease. In Northeastern Peru, it is the Regional Institute of Neoplastic Diseases, responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in Northern Peru. From 2007 to 2014, there have been 1146 cases of breast cancer, of which only 10 cases of male breast cancer [Table 1]. At diagnosis, the most often clinical stage is the type 3, similar proportion of breast cancer in women in our hospital and also similar to those who reported by your institution. The diagnosis in these stages complicates the therapeutic management. We agree that more multicenter studies are necessary.
|Table 1: Frequency of breast cancer at the regional institute of neoplastic diseases, Trujillo 2007-2014|
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