Which tests are performed in the evaluation for breast cancer in men?

Updated: Apr 11, 2019
  • Author: Lars J Grimm, MD, MHS; Chief Editor: Eugene C Lin, MD  more...
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The clinical examination is key in the evaluation of a palpable mass in a male. If the clinical features strongly suggest gynecomastia, further evaluation may not be necessary. If the clinical features are equivocal or worrisome for malignancy, then additional evaluation with mammography and/or ultrasound may be appropriate. [11, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 21, 30, 28, 29, 31]


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