Men and Breast Cancer
While women are 100 times more likely to have breast cancer, men do get breast cancer too. And while the occurrence is lower, the survival rates tend to be worse, partly because men may not pay attention to early signs. That's why during June's National Men's Health month--and all through the year--we seek to raise awareness of male breast cancer.
Says NFL player and Pink House friend Kurt Coleman--whose father is a breast cancer Survivor, "
No one really talks about males dealing with breast cancer.
My life was forever changed December of 2006, when my dad told me he had stage 2 breast cancer. His experience dealing with it (and beating it!) changed the way I view breast cancer." Kurt is now a vocal advocate for breast cancer awareness. He kicked off National Men's Month with us on June 1 by participating in our Over the Edge event to draw attention to the issue!
We welcome the opportunity to serve both women and men. Here's a profile of one of the male Survivors who is a regular at the Pink House.