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...

On Father’s Day you’re probably thinking about the family of men in your life. In addition to your father or father in law or husband, you probably send wishes to sons, brothers, uncles, friends and neighbors. This Father’s Day would be a great opportunity to help make them all aware that breast cancer is not just a woman’s disease.

How many men are diagnosed with male breast cancer? The percentage is small, but is even a small number not important enough? Because it is few, does this mean we sho...

It’s begins with Thanksgiving, a day, an hour or a few minutes to give thanks. But how does one do that when our health (or of a loved one) is being challenged? Can we dig deep enough inside to find reasons to be thankful and joyful this Thanksgiving and throughout the holiday season? We may not always be happy, but we can be thankful!

I always thought of myself as a glass half full kind of person. One who could always find a better

way or reason to overcome a challenge and turn a difficult situat...

November 20, 2018

As you know, if you’ve been reading every week, the topic of this blog is using data in education.  In July, I changed things up by talking a little about my BRCA gene.  Recently I posted again, stating I was taking more time off for a second surgery in the rebuilding process.  My intent was to return to this with another blog on data, but something happened recently that made me change my mind.

Without going into too many details, essentially, I heard about a family with...

Here it comes! Are you ready for the world to turn PINK for breast cancer awareness? Let’s face it, if you’re a man, you probably tune all this “pink stuff” right out! But what if the pink ribbon had a little BLUE in it? Then would you notice it? Do men even know they have breast tissue? And if you are interested, how many of you really do anything with this awareness?

Ask yourself these questions and see how educated you really are?(For...