Men Have Breasts Too!

Andre Ayala

Breast Cancer is a battle women have been fighting for years, but they haven’t been the only ones fighting it. Men have had to struggle with this cancer as well, but it feels as if it has gone unnoticed.

Breast cancer has over 2,000 diagnoses, and over 400 casualties each year. Although men account for only 1% of these Breast Cancer diagnoses, this is still a major problem and should not be taken lightly.

According to the Susan G. Komen foundation, common signs of breast cancer are thick hard lumps in the breast or armpit area, dimpling or redness of skin, change in size or shape of your breast, and a rash on your nipple. These signs are noticeable but not always dealt with, so the best thing to do is go to the doctor. Don’t be part of the 60% of men who don’t attend to these symptoms.

It all starts with you, men. Do not be afraid to speak up about the signs you may be seeing. It has always been better to be safe rather than sorry. Do not let the fear of being judged be the cause of your death.

If you would like to donate or find other ways to support this cause please visit the American Cancer Society’s website. Our sports fanatics can also donate by visiting the NFL auction website and bid for items that are listed. 100% of those proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so get informed and support the cause.