Awareness and Early Detection
Women can help the men in their lives with awareness and early detection of breast cancer. Almost every woman knows the dangers of breast cancer, but few men know that it can affect them too. Encourage the men in your lives to perform self-breast exams. Anything unusual should be checked by a doctor as soon as possible.
Facts about Male Breast Cancer
- Men who are between the ages of 60 and 70 are more likely to develop breast cancer.
- Men who have prostate cancer are more likely to develop breast cancer.
- Men are 100 times less likely to develop breast cancer than women.
- Men with breast cancer have the same prognosis as women.
- Men have the same treatment options available as women.
Men need a support system to rely on in the face of an illness such as breast cancer. In fact, strong relationships are crucial in dealing with life-threatening illnesses, and friends and family will become a vital part of treatment. Try your best to help out the man in your life suffering from breast cancer, whether it be your husband, father, uncle, other family member, or friend. It is also important to respect the wishes of anyone dealing with an illness such as breast cancer.