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...

How did I get here- I never could have comprehended what this breast cancer path for myself-my healthy, active, vibrant self would be, but here I am and here it is… my fourth diagnosis.

I grew up in a ‘normal’ home with loving parents as a healthy, active little girl with two older brothers and our dog. Loved playing outside, going to dance class, lots of friends and the highlight each year was our summers at the Jersey shore. Nothing better than playing on the beach and swimming in the ocean fro...

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...

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