A 23-year-old member asked:
if he has breasts, can a man get a mammogram?
4 doctor answers
Dr. Barry Rosen answered
34 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Mammograms may be useful in men who have a strong family history, nipple discharge, and/or prominent breast tissue (gynecomastia).
Answered on Dec 4, 2014
Dr. Shabbir Hossain answered
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Yes he can. In fact there are thousands of cases of male breast cancer a year in the us.
Answered on Apr 30, 2016
Dr. Thomas Namey answered
48 years experience Rheumatology
Man-boobs!: Large breasts in males are associated usually with obesity, and the conversion of testosterone to 17-b-estradiol by an enzyme in fat called cyclic aromatase. Elevated Estradiol levels are found in men with breast cancer 95% of the time. Over 80% are estrogen receptor positive!
Answered on Jun 25, 2014
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