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The Male Breast  Cancer Blog

by HIS Breast Cancer Awareness

November 20, 2018

As you know, if you’ve been reading every week, the topic of this blog is using data in education.  In July, I changed things up by talking a little about my BRCA gene.  Recently I posted again, stating I was taking more time off for a second surgery in the rebuilding process.  My intent was to return to this with another blog on data, but something happened recently that made me change my mind.

Without going into too many details, essentially, I heard about a family with...

Can you be a man and have or pass down the BRCA (BReast CAncer) gene mutation? The quick answer is YES! So what does this mean exactly if you’re a guy? Take the time to learn more, it could save many lives! 

Men with BRCA - What is the BRCA gene mutation?

EVERYONE has BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. These genes help repair damage to the DNA within cells. However, some individuals inherit a mutation in one of their BRCA genes, which increases their risk for certain cancers, including breast (female and male...

I was filled with emotion when asking my three sons to share what they remember when I told them I carried the BRCA genetic mutation and how it affected them...

My oldest son Sam- “I recall a sense of relief on one hand as I finally knew there was some logical explanation as to why the cancer kept coming back, at the same time, the relief quickly turned to fear and uncertainty, mostly surrounding the fact that there was no cure or preventative solution for this issue you and potentially others i...

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