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mamogram?
« on: November 01, 2006, 05:22:07 AM »
I read guys can develop breast cancer as well as women so should guys with gyne ask their docs for a mamogram too? ???

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Re: mamogram?
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2006, 09:00:36 AM »
I have a lump of tissue/gland behind my left nipple, AND I have puffiness in both breasts. I went to my GP, and he wanted me to go to a radiologist to make sure the tissue  was benign as a precaution. I went and got the mammogram and it was found to be benign (just an increase in tissue growth). If you want to be sure, it's probably not a bad idea, certainly can't hurt. A small % of men do get breast cancer.

Now I can either get it removed, or live with it. I'm going to an endo next to make sure I don't have an underlying hormonal imbalance, then I'm probably going to get excision in both breasts.

Re: mamogram?
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2006, 01:38:09 PM »
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I read guys can develop breast cancer as well as women so should guys with gyne ask their docs for a mamogram too? ???



Breast cancer accounts for less than 1% of gynecomastia causes.  It should only be necessary to check this out if there are medical indications for such.......see an endocrinologist if worried.


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Re: mamogram?
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2006, 04:58:02 PM »
I don't know how strong the connection is between breast cancer and gyne, but I do know that breast cancer is more common in guys than most people think.

As hypo said, see a doc.


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