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The Male Breast  Cancer Blog

by HIS Breast Cancer Awareness

November 22, 2019

Deciding Which Care Option in Right for Older Men with Breast Cancer

Although men of all ages can have breast cancer, it is most common to receive this diagnosis after the age of 70. This means that in addition to the challenges of aging, these individuals must also learn to cope with the stress of breast cancer treatments. One area in which this can cause significant complications is an elderly individual’s living arrangements. Prior to having the condition, a particular type of living arrangeme...

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...

Breast cancer is a subject that women are prepared to discuss because it affects roughly one in 10 women throughout their lives. Men, on the other hand, face this disease far more infrequently. In 2018, roughly 2,550 cases of male breast cancer diagnoses occurred and 480 deaths.

A breast cancer diagnosis isn’t easy for anyone—even more so for males who don’t know if Medicare will cover a typically female disease. Ultimately, however, Medicare covers male breast cancer very similarly to the way it...

Is your glass half full or half empty? Do you find something positive no matter what or only have negative thoughts? Does the way you think have an effect on your health?  POSITIVELY!

This is an easy question for me to answer personally. I have always been a “glass half full” kind of person.  No matter how bad you think things are or can be, there is always something good if you search hard enough. I may not always like what is going on around me, but I know deep down, there is also somethin...