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Men with Breast Cancer Have Distinct Findings on Mammogram

Men who develop breast cancer usually present with an irregular subareolar mass with speculated or indistinct margins on mammogram, according to a report in the December issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.

It is necessary to be attentive to any palpable masses and to obtain mammogram early.

This study proves that punctuate calcifications on mammogram and circumscribed masses on ultrasound can be associated with cancer in men.  Radiologists should be aware of these findings to avoid the misdiagnosis of cancer in men as a benign lesion.