The Male Breast  Cancer Blog

by HIS Breast Cancer Awareness

Every year, 60,000 cancer patients in the US are hospitalized because their reduced number of white blood cells could not stand up to an infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Chemotherapy is vital for fighting male breast cancer, but it can damage the patient's immune system by reducing their white blood cell count, a condition referred to as neutropenia. Low white blood cell count makes the body more susceptible to illnesses, and increases the severity of sympt...

Battling Brain Fog and Stress While Recovering from Breast Cancer

A breast cancer diagnosis in men is every bit as stressful as it is for women. In a 2014 study published in the journal Breast Care, it is noted that anxiety is greatest before (but persists after) diagnosis and that screening elicits emotional responses, including anxiety and worry about the future. The anxiety response increases if further testing is required. Stress can potentially affect one’s quality of life and treatment outc...

When most people hear the words breast cancer chances are they think of a woman, but as we know, men can develop this form of cancer too, even though it’s relatively rare. Ensuring that men are aware that breast cancer can be a risk for them is essential in order to catch the condition early and maximize chances of a good outcome. Campaigns targeting men are vital. According to a recent article in the Journal of International Medical Research, public education programs and promotional campaigns...

In the US alone, over 2,000 new male breast cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed each year according to a study published by the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Organization. To make matters worse, other studies say that these numbers are bound to go up in the coming years. The good news, however, is that early detection and effective medication and treatment can significantly increase a patient’s chances of survival and recovery.

Of course, avoiding the condition altogether is even better. For...

The Benefits of Service Dogs in Cancer Recovery</