The Male Breast  Cancer Blog

by HIS Breast Cancer Awareness

Social Security: Options Of Social Security Disability For People With Cancer

Cancer seems to be one of the scariest things to have, more so when it hampers the diseased employment and working ability. Patients fighting cancer can't be put to work, can they? Is it possible for them to get some kind of financial support from the government while they fight this ailment? For most, cancer is a terminal illness. Is it possible that these people live the last bit of their life without grieving and suf...

Surviving breast cancer definitely isn’t easy but being a survivor during Covid-19 makes everything even more challenging! As a man, you’re probably used to feeling strong and able to conquer most anything but after being diagnosed with male breast cancer, you may have to work a little harder to regain that strength.

HIS Breast Cancer wants to assist with giving away FREE year long memberships to Grokker and providing a few tips for your daily exercise routine. Grokker shares on-line health and...

Having, recovering or being at risk for cancer is scary enough, now add COVID-19

During this challenging time with the Coronavirus, it’s important to continue to keep your mind and body strong during this time of social isolation, a loss of routine and increased anxiety. HIS Breast Cancer Awareness and Grokker are able to provide you with this FREE link to access thousands of on line holistic wellbeing programs and videos-including fitness, mental health, yoga, nutrition, sleep and financial well...

October 21, 2019

About 2,670 U.S. men are estimated to have been diagnosed with breast cancer this year. Male breast cancer comprises less than 1% of all breast cancer cases. Given its rarity, there are a lot of misconceptions and stigma surrounding male breast cancer, which often results in a lot of stress and anxiety in men who have been diagnosed with the disease. Furthermore, the lack of male-centric information regarding breast cancer can bring about psychological distress. Dealing with this condition can b...

HIS Breast Cancer Awareness was established October 2009, because we believed we needed to make changes to what we know and think about breast cancer. This month, HIS Breast Cancer Awareness celebrates

10 years of doing just that- Educating and Saving Lives while supporting those who have been diagnosed and in memory of those who have died from this disease. Harvey’s diagnose is how HIS began, what we’ve accomplished makes us thrive, knowing there is so much more to do is what keeps us motivated...

 

#GivingTuesday, is a global giving movement that has been driven by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world.  After two days for getting deals – Black Friday and Cyber Monday – #GivingTuesday is a day for giving back.

There are so many ways that you can help HIS Breast Cancer Awareness with your donations so let us share some suggestions from donations HIS Breast Cancer will receive when you shop online, sending your hol...

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...

We live in a world where you can search for a book and have it delivered the very same day. Groceries, cars, hotels, and flights—all visible and accessible, right from the palm of your hand. But when you need to find the best cancer treatment, this world of access simply doesn't exist.

The way you access medical care hasn’t changed in over a hundred years. You go to the hospital or doctor’s office. You interact with a doctor. And that means the information you receive depends on where you go, w...

The Benefits of Service Dogs in Cancer Recovery

Service dogs can provide patients during and after radiation or chemotherapy with social, physical, and emotional support during cancer recovery. Spending time with a four-legged companion — petting their fur, walking, and enjoying loyal companionship — has been proven to spark joy, encourage socialization, and improve mental health in cancer patients, according to recent studies. More than that, dogs can also perform daily tasks for those with limi...

Caring for Your Skin After  Surgery

Each year,thousands of adult males across the United States are diagnosed with breast cancer. While early stages may be treated with chemotherapy, radiation, or with proton therapy, many cancer survivors undergo surgery to rid themselves of tumors. This can lead to scarring if you don’t take proper precautions during your recovery period. With

a little bit of care, you can keep your skin looking and feeling its best after a mastectomy.

Eat Right

To assist your can...

February 12, 2018

Arm and shoulder movement after recovering from male breast cancer

If you are recovering from male breast cancer, exercise isn’t just about maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It is also about improving circulation, lymph function and increasing mobility as your body is healing. What is more, according to Cancer.org,  exercising regularly can lower recurrence risk of breast cancer too.

Getting the arms and shoulders moving is very important, as this will help you get back to normal daily activities...

The Real You- Have you met yet?!

So I’m in the elevator in the building where I live and a resident says “Hi, How are you?”.

I reply “OK”, maybe sounding a little more solem. So then they’re like “what’s wrong?”.

How do I explain there isn’t anything “wrong” but there also aren’t things “right"?

Through this most recent (of 4) cancer diagnosis, over the years of completing multiple surgeries, radiation, chemotherapy, hysterectomy, mastectomy, reconstruction and everything in between life throws at y...

December 26, 2017

THE GIRL INSIDE FROM BREAST CANCER

Who am I and where did I go?

This *girl who was always so positive in thought, so full of life, ready to celebrate and have fun…

Now each day takes more effort than I think I have inside me.

Wishing I could lay in bed, not even to read because my focus is gone, not even turning on the television because that will take effort…

Where did this year go and how did I get to today?

So many of the day’s past are a blur, almost wish more of them were…

Tried to show my strengt...

Father’s Day- a special day to let dad know you’re thinking of him! But what can you do if he’s currently going through a cancer diagnosis?  

Although you may think he’s not in the right mind set to celebrate Father’s Day, it may be just what the doctor ordered! Spending time with family and loved ones is often what is needed during these challenging days. Whether just diagnosed or in the middle of surgery or treatment, having those closest around you can be helpful and offer some much-needed dis...

How much can one body (and mind) handle….

Up until the age of 23 I thought I was very lucky never needing stitches or having any broken bones! For a girl, I always played hard with having two older brothers to keep up with. I remember ‘toughing it out” once when a 6pack carrier of bottled coca cola exploded one summer day when I was carrying it home from the local store. The heat and the shaking just made them all explode leaving a large gash in my leg on the side of my knee from the glass. But I...

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