Breast Cancer, Male: Diagnosis & Treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering

Pictured: Deborah Capko Based at Memorial Sloan Kettering’s facility in Basking Ridge, NJ, surgeon Deborah Capko is an expert in breast conservation surgery (lumpectomy), sentinel node biopsy, and mastectomy.

When a patient is diagnosed with male breast cancer, our team of physicians helps him to select the treatment plan that best fits his individual needs. The treatment options for male breast cancer have developed along with those for female breast cancer. Today, breast cancer is usually treated with a combination of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and/or hormonal therapy. Treatment decisions are based on how far the disease has progressed and on the characteristics of the tumor, such as its hormone receptor status.

Learn more about our approach to diagnosis and treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering.