Document Type: Case Report

Authors

1 Breast Diseases Research Center, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

2 Student Research Committee, School of Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

3 Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

Abstract

Bilateral synchronous male breast cancer is very rare. A 63-year-old male presented with rapidly progressive enlarging bilateral breast masses without ulceration and bloody nipple discharge. Synchronous bilateral breast cancer was diagnosed by fine needle aspiration cytology. Pathology study revealed grade 2 invasive ductal carcinoma in both breasts. He underwent a bilateral modified radical mastectomy followed by chemotherapy and hormone therapy. The importance of this case report is to create increased attention to the fact that, although rare, breast cancer can occur in males. Early presentation and compliance with treatment modality provide a better outcome.