The Male Breast  Cancer Blog

by HIS Breast Cancer Awareness

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...

Battling Brain Fog and Stress While Recovering from Breast Cancer

A breast cancer diagnosis in men is every bit as stressful as it is for women. In a 2014 study published in the journal Breast Care, it is noted that anxiety is greatest before (but persists after) diagnosis and that screening elicits emotional responses, including anxiety and worry about the future. The anxiety response increases if further testing is required. Stress can potentially affect one’s quality of life and treatment outc...

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