The Male Breast  Cancer Blog

by HIS Breast Cancer Awareness

April 17, 2020

According to the US National Cancer Institute, cancer mortality is higher among men with a rate of 196.8 per 100,000 compared to 139.6 among women. With the rising awareness about the disease and men’s susceptibility to it, they are also exerting their effort to cancer prevention. It includes having annual checkups, maintaining a healthy body and shifting to anti-cancer diets.They are also checking on their daily routines and making adjustments just in case there are some activities that ex...

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...

I was filled with emotion when asking my three sons to share what they remember when I told them I carried the BRCA genetic mutation and how it affected them...

My oldest son Sam- “I recall a sense of relief on one hand as I finally knew there was some logical explanation as to why the cancer kept coming back, at the same time, the relief quickly turned to fear and uncertainty, mostly surrounding the fact that there was no cure or preventative solution for this issue you and potentially others i...

As a Male, one of the most important exercises you can perform for and on yourself is to do a self breast exam – yes men do have breast! We all hear women being told to examine their breast monthly but it is equally if not more important for men.  Since men are not prescribed annual or bi-annual mammograms no matter what their age, the closest thing to finding a lump or change in their breast is themselves.

Male Breast Cancer is often more progressed as well as more fatal since it is discovered m...

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