The Male Breast  Cancer Blog

by HIS Breast Cancer Awareness

I am 55-year-old white male married 35 years with 2 children and 2 grandchildren. One day in September 2019, I was in the shower shaving and felt something on my left breast right below my areola.

When I got out, I asked my wife to feel this and give me her opinion. After she felt it, she said I had a lump and need to go to my doctor. I made an appointment and went to visit him for a check which he said probably just a lipoma or fat deposit and said he would order an ultrasound. I left his office...

Sir, You Have Breast Cancer!

Hearing these words is what made a difference in helping to save lives! 

In October of 2008 and after ignoring some basic signs and symptoms for about 4 months, Harvey was officially diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Even though his younger sister had lived with Breast Cancer and three recurrences and had been genetically diagnosed as BRCA2 positive, he was still shocked that, a 54 year old male, could contract this disease.

HIS Breast Cancer Awareness was co-founded by bo...

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...

Male breast cancer is unlike other cancers in that it carries a stigma for many who are diagnosed with it. A big reason for this is that breast cancer is seen as a female disease and this can lead to the feeling of shame for men who have it. It is also true that there is a lot less support for men with breast cancer than there is for women, leading to many men feeling isolated. This in turn is leading to men shying away from getting the treatment or support they need.

One reason that many men m...

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...