A southwest Florida man is having a rough time getting a mammogram because of his sex.
Donald Mudd of Port Charlotte said he's had a painful lump in his chest for the past several weeks, WFTX Fox 4 in Fort Myers reports. The lump is now the size of a golf ball.
With no insurance, Mudd tried to get a mammogram at Fawcett Memorial Hospital, which has advertised specials as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Mudd was told by the hospital that males did not qualify for screening specials.
WFTX's Four in Your Corner got Mudd help from the Susan G. Komen of Southwest Florida, setting him up with an appointment at Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Clinic in Port Charlotte Wednesday.
The clinic receives grant money from Susan G. Komen for screenings for uninsured patients, regardless of gender.
Aside from nonmelenoma skin cancer, breast cancer is the leading form of the disease among women, with the American Cancer Society expecting more than 232,000 new cases in 2013.
Only prostate cancer, at nearly 239,000 new cases, is expected to be more widespread.
More than 2,000 cases of breast cancer in men are expected this year.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun