A 44-year-old member asked:
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do men get mammograms? how?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes, they do: Yes, men get mammogram as well if there is any suspicion on the clinical exam. Mammogram is done on the same exact procedure both in men and women.
Answered on Apr 8, 2019
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Dr. Paul Slawek
53 years experience Radiology
Yes: Men can develop breast cancer and mammography would be part of the workup in a male with a breast lump.
Answered on Sep 5, 2018
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Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
The exact same: technique as with females. A mammogram can be performed on virtually anyone with even minimal tissue in the breast regions. Men get mammograms for breast lumps or other symptoms, and also possibly screening if they are at very high risk. A small percentage,
Answered on Mar 8, 2019

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