Strike action between Monday 2 October to Thursday 5 October 2023

Consultants and junior doctors at The Christie will both strike between 7am on Monday 2 October to 7am on Thursday 5 October 2023. Both consultants and junior doctors will still provide emergency care during their strikes.

We are proactively contacting patients with appointments that may be affected by this strike. If you have an appointment at the Trust on any of these dates, please continue to come to The Christie and our other centres as planned unless we contact you to tell you otherwise. There may be longer waits than usual in clinics during this time.

Please do not call to check if your appointment is still going ahead.

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Breast cancer in men

Breast cancer in men is rare. About 350 men in the UK are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. This accounts for fewer than 1 in every 100 cases of breast cancer.

Many people don't know that men can get breast cancer because they aren't aware that men have breasts. But men do have a small amount of breast tissue behind their nipples. This is where breast cancer can develop.

Symptoms of breast cancer in males

In most men, breast cancer is first noticed as a painless lump under the nipple or areola.

Other signs may include:

  • a nipple turning in (inversion/inverted nipple)
  • changes in the size or shape of the breast
  • a rash affecting the nipple
  • discharge or bleeding from the nipple
  • a swelling or lump in the armpit
  • an ulcer on the skin of the breast.

*Information provided by Macmillan cancer support

At The Christie, the breast cancer clinical oncology team specialises in non-surgical breast cancer treatment. The breast service in surgery carry out surgery related to breast cancer.

Last updated: March 2023