That's right. This time I am including the men in this little scoop. I ran across some amazing information pertaining to those men who are a part of the 1% of breast cancer patients. That means that about 2,600 men are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. When you see that number, suddenly that puny 1% doesn't seem so small anymore.
Check out this article on npr.org. It certainly opened my eyes a bit more to the situations that these fellow breast cancer survivors find themselves in.
There are a couple of links in the above article that I checked out and found very helpful. The first one is a blog by Oliver Bogler (who was mentioned in the article.) It is called "Entering a World of Pink" and I think it is a very informative site to check out if you are a man who has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
The second website that was mentioned is also a great place for information about breast cancer for men and women..."Living Beyond Breast Cancer." If you are a survivor, you will want to check this site out. There are several articles that I read through today- in particular, the ones that talked about the fear and anxiety associated with recurrence.
That will be next week's topic and as always, if there is anything that you would like me to talk about, in relation to breast cancer, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are in this together and I want to make sure that I am writing about things that my readers have questions or are concerned about. :)