Did You Know That Breast Cancer Impacts Both Genders?

by on October 28, 2012

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Breast Cancer Pink RibbonABC News put up a great piece about a rare demographic of breast cancer.  That demographic is that 1 in 1,000 men will also join the ranks of those fighting for their lives against the disease.  And that 1 man a day dies from breast cancer.

This is not a joking matter.  Cancer is cancer, no matter where or who it strikes.

The piece ABC put up talked about a man who had a growing lump and his doctor was not taking the situation serious.  His cardiologist, a woman, noted the lump 12 months later and recommended the screening process.  And like anyone else who has been diagnosed with breast cancer, he was devastated and later, had a mastectomy.

The lifetime odds for a woman to get breast cancer is 1 in 8.

No matter wear it strikes, cancer is one of the ugliest words in our dictionary.  But there are ways to help the fight against the evil of the disease.

Various companies sell pink tinted or colored products where they donate proceeds to the cause.  Organizations will let you click on a web link and donate free mammograms.  And there’s various organizations wholly dedicated to the fight to find a way to stop this life changing event.

And don’t be shy if you only have $1.  Every dollar counts.  Literally.  My favorite example is if you’re watching something on TV and there’s a pitch for the awareness of breast cancer, and everyone chimed in only one dollar, well, if 10 million people are watching…  I assume you can do the math.  (On bad days, my math has issues)

There you have it…

Men too, are at risk for breast cancer.  Don’t ignore it, don’t diss the warning signs and sure, take a moment guys and check yourselves out.

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