If I don't treat my gynecomastia, will it turn into cancer? (Photo)
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If I don't treat my gynecomastia, will it turn into cancer?
No, untreated Gynecomastia is not known to lead cancer. However, some of the possible causes may lead to health issues or various illnesses. Several common factors can cause gynecomastia including excessive levels of #estrogen, natural #hormone changes, use of recreational drugs or alcohol, medications and their associated side effects, and, various health conditions. Also, there are different types of #gynecomastia.
According to official statistics, 36% of adult young men and 57% of older #adult men in the United States have this medical condition in one of the four grades.
About 200,000 to 3 million cases of #gynecomastia are being reported every single year. So if you have #breast #enlargement and you feel you're an exception, please understand that 1 in 3 young adult #men and 1 in 2 older adult men are just like you and have breast enlargement.
There are three types of surgical treatment options available that treat gynecomastia. Your board-certified plastic surgeon will recommend the type best suited for you. The most important decision to be made before performing any surgical procedure is determining whether you are an ideal candidate
Gynecomastia Does Not Predispose One to Breast Cancer
Gynecomastia itself does not predispose one to an increase
risk of developing breast cancer.
However, there is an increased incidence of both gynecomastia and male
breast cancer in populations of men with abnormally elevated ratios of female
hormone (estrogen) to male hormones (testosterone), thus the two conditions are
somewhat related as far as risk factors are concerned.
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