A 25-year-old member asked:
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how are mammograms done on men?

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Dr. Devon Webster
22 years experience Medical Oncology
Same as for women: Men have breast tissue like women, although less of it. A mammogram is done the same way-- by compressing the breast between two flat plates and taking an X-ray of the breast tissue.
Answered on Feb 18, 2015
Dr. Eric Brown
32 years experience Breast Surgery
Same as women: There is no difference in the technique, only the volume of tissue available to be imaged.
Answered on Jul 10, 2017
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Dr. Robert Gould
44 years experience Radiology
Men have 1% of all breast tissue and therefore they get one percent of all breast cancers. They are more likely to get breast cancer if they have a strong family history as women are.
Mar 9, 2013
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 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.
Answered on Mar 5, 2020

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Sisto
37 years experience Breast Surgery
Breast cancer: Doescancer does occur in men. If there is any family history or a distinct mass, definately get a mammogram.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 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.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
No: Mammograms are not indicated as a screening test for men due to the low incidence of breast cancer (~1:1000). Men at high risk for breast cancer may h ... Read More
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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 se ... Read More

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