In work the other day, I learned that the third week of October is Breast Cancer Awareness for men. Although, breast cancer is less common in men than women, it is still a killer. Like in women, if breast cancer is detected early enough in a male it can be cured. This is not the case for most men. Due to men, putting off going to a doctor with the earliest sign of breast cancer, such as a lump and/or bruising. Sadly, most men who are diagnosed with breast cancer are in a much later state with the tumor spreading further.
In the year 2015, it is estimated that approximately 440 men will die of breast cancer. While the statistics show that 1 in 1,000 men are to be diagnosed with breast cancer, this is a rate that cannot keep going up. With the treatment in men being similar to the treatment for women, breast cancer is a killer in male like in women. Here is a link from the Susan G. Komen Foundation with more information on breast cancer in men: https://ww5.komen.org/uploadedFiles/_Komen/Content/About_Breast_Cancer/Tools_and_Resources/Fact_Sheets_and_Breast_Self_Awareness_Cards/BreastCancerinMen.pdf