Gynecomastia is the enlargement of the glandular tissue in the male breast. It usually occurs due to an imbalance of hormones with an increase of the female hormone, estrogen, relative to the male hormone, androgen. This can occur naturally in older males. A number of medical conditions may cause gynecomastia, including malnutrition, testicular disorders, genetic conditions, and some medications. Some patients that undergo prostate cancer treatments also develop gynecomastia. This could be due to anti-androgen and estrogen hormone therapies.
Here at Hyde Park Cancer Center, we are able to treat with non-invasive radiation treatments. Depending on the patient and the extent of the condition, we can use a superficial electron treatment or a more penetrating photon (X-ray) beam. Both have positive outcomes. Please contact us today to schedule a consultation.