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!
ChemoWize supports Mimi Chen – whose post chemotherapy treatments and tumor removal operation show her cancer free! Radiation and 12 weeks more chemo to go but she has kicked cancer in the butt! ChemoWize will help her recover from the side effects of the chemotherapy when her treatments are complete and has helped her combat nausea and other side effects during the last 12 weeks.
Tracey became our beneficiary this month (Sept 2016). She is struggling with lymphatic issues and has been granted lymphatic massages and acupuncture to help with her pain and swelling.
Beneficiary Wrightwoodian Shirley Hodges received her Galaxy Gym and Personal Training gift certificates today!
She says THANKS! To everyone who supported ChemoWize this year, enabling her to fully recover from her chemotherapy.
The lovely Debbie Dieckman is one of our new ChemoWize beneficiaries! Last week we were able to provide her with a juicer, 3 wigs with stands and care products, some beanies and head scarves. Debbie has an appointment scheduled with one of our Partners In Health. Ron Frank, for homeopathy and nutrition. She will need lymphatic massage as well, and possibly other services, to help her recover from the chemotherapy. Our Valentine house concert fundraiser will help to cover the costs of her services.