A 23-year-old member asked:
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if he has breasts, can a man get a mammogram?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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
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Dr. Devon Webster
22 years experience Medical Oncology
Any man, no matter how small his breast tissue is, can have a mammogram.
Sep 26, 2011
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
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
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
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Yes: 1% of all breast cancers occur in men. If a man has a lump or other symptom, he can definitely have a mammogram.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014

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Breast cancer: Doescancer does occur in men. If there is any family history or a distinct mass, definately get a mammogram.

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