Pinky Swear recently posted a blog on an article about a man named Cecil Herrin, who was diagnosed with breast cancer. Herrin knew something was wrong, but his doctor simply dismissed it and told him he was fine. After a year, his cardiologist told him he was going to need to get an ultrasound and mammogram, and then he was diagnosed with breast cancer. Herrin is now an advocate for male breast cancer awareness and shares his story.
The American Cancer Society says that 1 in 1,000 men are diagnosed with breast cancer, and about one man passes away a day from breast cancer. Although the numbers are significantly different from the amount of women diagnosed with breast cancer, it is still a significant amount of men. It is important for men to pay attention and talk to their doctors if they notice anything different.
Go check out the whole post on the Pinky Swear Blog Site.