Our beneficiary this month is a man who wants to remain anonymous.
Yes – Men Get Breast Cancer Too!
Humans are all born with some breast cells and tissue. Even though males do not develop milk-producing breasts, a man’s breast cells and tissue can still develop cancer. Breast cancer in men is usually detected as a hard lump underneath the nipple and areola. Men carry a higher mortality than women do, primarily because awareness among men is less and they are less likely to assume a lump is breast cancer, which can cause a delay in seeking treatment.
Less than one percent of all breast cancer cases develop in men, and only one in a thousand men will ever be diagnosed with breast cancer. Despite the statistics that make male cancer rare, men need to check their breasts too – early detection saves lives!