A 50-year-old member asked:
can men get mammograms and if not how do they know they have breast cancer?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Devon Webster answered
22 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes: Breast cancer in men is rare, but it happens. Men over 60 are more likely to get breast cancer. Because men have less breast tissue, they feel or see a lump. So men should feel their breasts regularly, especially older men. And yes, if there's a lump, men get a mammogram! but not screening mammograms...Only if there's a lump.
Answered on May 3, 2014
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