The Male Breast  Cancer Blog

by HIS Breast Cancer Awareness

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...

Male Breast Cancer In Seniors: Everything You Need To Know 
 

Male breast cancer mostly affects older men - the average age of diagnosis is 67. In the USA, it occurs in approximately 1 in 100,000 statistics. Raising awareness is desperately important, as the condition is under-researched. A lot of the knowledge and understanding has come from the research for female breast cancer. Increasing awareness will also lead to quicker diagnosis’ by medical professionals.

Family History is Important
Gene...

It’s October and it’s time for awareness and education, so let’s begin with Wikipedia’s definition of Male Breast Cancer: “Male breast cancer (male breast neoplasm) is a rare cancer in males that originates from the breast. Many males with breast cancer have inherited a BRCA mutation, but there are other causes, including alcohol abuse and exposure to certain hormones and ionizing radiation.

As it presents a similar pathology as female breast cancer, assessment and treatment relies on experiences...