A 50-year-old member asked:
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can men get mammograms and if not how do they know they have breast cancer?

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Dr. Devon Webster
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
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Men can: get mammograms. A small percentage of breast cancers occur in men, so if a man has a breast lump, a mammogram and/or ultrasound may be indicated.
Answered on Nov 21, 2014

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