The Male Breast  Cancer Blog

by HIS Breast Cancer Awareness

Five years ago, a tumor was discovered in the duct of my left nipple. The tumor stimulated the nipple duct to lactate and then discharge blood. Classified as benign, it was removed by a breast specialist in Brooklyn, NY.

I work as a musician and high school teacher. Recently, after doing errands and chores, I felt a sharp pain in the area of the nipple incision. The pain was followed by swelling and lasted a few days. At first I thought that I might have pulled something by lifting. The swelling...

October 21, 2019

My name is Thomas T.  and I'm a 45 year old man with breast cancer.

A few months ago I was diagnosed with male breast cancer. I have been Married for 20 years. I  have two children both boys ages 20 and 17. I had genetic testing done to make sure that we were being proactive. I wanted to make sure that my children had all the knowledge that I could give them by completing any testing that I could have done. 

My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 35 years old, ended up with ovaria...

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...