Although it is rare, men can also get breast cancer. About 1 in every 100-breast cancer diagnoses in the U.S are found in men. The most common symptoms of breast cancer in men are pretty much the same as in women. Some risk factors that everyone should lookout for would be:
Although breast cancer usually occurs in older individuals, more young people are getting cancer in general. Please be mindful in checking monthly if there are any physical changes to your body and consult with a physician if you experience any of the warnings signs that were listed previously.
1) “What Are the Symptoms of Breast Cancer?” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 26 Sept. 2022, https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/breast/basic_info/symptoms.htm.
October is widely known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month! This is an annual campaign to help raise awareness of this complex disease and fund research to find the causes, different treatments, and cure for Breast Cancer. This month of observance has been around since 1985 for communities, individuals, and organizations to come together every fall to support all of the lives who have been affected by breast cancer one way or another.
This month can be difficult emotionally for those who survived breast cancer and for the ones who remember the lives that were lost. In 2022, almost 291,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in the United States, with51,400 new non-invasive breast cancer cases. The statistics propose an estimated43,700 people will die from metastatic breast cancer. As of 2020, over 2.26million people globally developed breast cancer and over 685,000 of them have died. This is now the most commonly diagnosed type of cancer on the planet.
Learning the signs of breast cancer are very important! Symptoms can vary in different people. Some people do not have any signs or symptoms at all. Some warning signs everyone should be mindful of are1: