Oct 08, 2012 - 12:27 pm
I work in the mammo department. I often am asked how many men get mammograms?
Enough on the numbers. So the question is, "if you had a lump, did you get a mammo or just go straight to ultrasound or biopsy?".
My standard answer when people ask about men getting mammos is that the doctor probably doesn't waste time on a mammo. If there is a lump they would probably go to ultrasound or straight to biopsy as a palpable lump is typically more urgent.
I prefer to give my patients accurate information so if my reasoning it off base please let me know. Most of the books I have on BC don't cover BC in men too much.