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How Are Mammograms Done On Men
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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