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How are mammograms done on men?

How are mammograms done on men?

Same as women: There is no difference in the technique, only the volume of tissue available to be imaged. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Mammogram (Definition)

A mammogram is the "gold standard" screening test for breast cancer. It's well established that yearly 'grams will DX cancers well before they are palpable, leading to earlier diagnoses and saved lives. All experts agree to begin yearly mammograms by age 50; many (including myself) believe the pro's outweigh the con's to begin at 40. Regrettably, less than half of all women ...Read more


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I have large breasts–approximately 42d– for a man. Should I have a mammogram done western mark

I have large breasts–approximately 42d– for a man. Should I have a mammogram done western mark

Male Mammo: You don't need a mammogram simply because you have large breasts/gynecomastia. However, approx. 1% of breast cancer occurs in men, so if you have a lump or other symptom, see your doctor, a mammo may be appropriate in that situation. ...Read more

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Do men get mammograms? How?

Do men get mammograms? How?

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. ...Read more

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Should men get mammograms regularly?

Should men get mammograms regularly?

No, the: incidence of breast cancer in men is too low to warrant a general screening program. Individual men with high risk profiles, however, might be candidates for screening. ...Read more

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Can men get mammograms and if not how do they know they have breast cancer?

Can men get mammograms and if not how do they know they have breast cancer?

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. ...Read more

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Do men need a mammogram in cases of male breast cancer?

Do men need a mammogram in cases of male breast cancer?

Yes,: breast cancer can occur in men, although not common. If there is a lump in a male breast, mammographic evaluation is appropriate. ...Read more

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How is a mammogram done digitally?

No film: Mammo read off of special computer screen. Obtained same way. See radiologyinfo.Org. ...Read more

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Is 17 too young to get a mammogram done?

Is 17 too young to get a mammogram done?

Yes: Unless there is a obvious mass in the breast, mammography is not done. If a 17 year old has a mass, then evaluation and possible biopsy would be a better choice. ...Read more

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Should I have a mammogram done now or wait until I am 40?

Should I have a mammogram done now or wait until I am 40?

Probably wait unless: According to the American Cancer Society, American College of Radiology, and others, annual screening mammography should begin at age 40. Screening may begin sooner if you are a BRCA carrier or are otherwise at high risk. If you have a lump or other symptom, see your doctor. Ultrasound would probably be the first imaging test of choice. ...Read more

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Do you think I should bother getting the second mammogram done?

Assuming: The second mammogram is a followup to your screening mammogram the answer is yes. The second mammogram will focus on an area that needs another view to see the breast tissue adequately or to workup an area of concern. Depending on what is being evaluated, an ultrasound may also be performed. Be sure to get it. ...Read more

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Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more


Male (Definition)

Male refers to the masculine gender, those people ...Read more