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Some resources provided are not specific to prostate cancer treatment but are provided because they do include some information that may be of interest. This is not medical advice. Discuss options with your physician.

 *  "Aromatese and Gynecostia" by G. D. Braunstein in the 1999 journal Endocrine-Related Cancer is extremely scientific. It is a PDF file and requires Adobe Acrobat/Reader to view. The following is an abstract from the Web site which also gives his address for reprint requests: "Gynecomastia, which represents a benign proliferation of the breast glandular tissue, can be detected in up to 70% of boys during puberty and between one-third and two-thirds of adults (Braunstein 1993). This common clinical condition results from an imbalance in estrogen action relative to androgen action at the breast tissue level." To access the PDF version at another site, click here.

 *  An abstract of a 1990 article "A comparison of danazol and placebo in the treatment of adult idiopathic gynecomastia: results of a prospective study in 55 patients" can be found at PubMed.  *  An abstract of a 1997 article "Evaluation and treatment of gynecomastia" can be found at PubMed.

 *  The American Cancer Society has a page on male breast cancer in which gynecomastia is cited, along with this statement: ''A man with gynecomastia has a button-like or disk-like growth under his nipple and areola, which can be felt and sometimes seen.'' Valuable to read.

 *  WebMD has a lengthy article on male breast cancer that includes a discussion of gynecomastia and the statement, ''The relationship betwen tynecoastia and breast cancer is unclear.'' The article should be read by any who are concerned.

 *  An abstract of a 1994 article "Gynecomastia" can be found at PubMed.

 *  WebMD has page at their site on gynecomastia that is not specific to prostate-cancer treatments.

 *  Gynecomastia Forum is a Web site devoted to the subject, although it is not prostate cancer specific, with articles and information.

 *   It is not Phoenix5's policy to list an individual practice but Dr. Michael Bermant's site offers considerable information (including photos) showing how plastic surgery can be used to help men with gynecomastia, to warrant inclusion for the purpose of education.


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