Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Breast Cancer......Men?

I don't have a card today, but just wanted to make sure that all you gals are having your yearly exam of your ladies. I read more and more of this terrible disease taking lives of younger women and have personally lost a friend to this disease. Be proud to wear pink all month long and pass the word on to others, even if they are strangers. I have a button that says "Have your ladies been checked?" Of course you can imagine the looks I get from people especially the men, but it is food for thought and hopefully it will make a light bulb go off in their heads. This year alone 1500 men will get breast cancer and of that 1500, 400 of them will die because they didn't realize they can get breast cancer as they believe only women get it! Cancer knows no gender!!!! Be sure to have your hubby's checked as well! My sweet DH thought it was just a sore spot on his left breast, he mentioned it to the doctor when he went in for his annual exam. The doctor began feeling his right one and then pushed on his left breast which about sent DH through the roof from the intense pain; the doctor immediately had him sent for a bioptsy and when the results came back it turned out to be cancer and was at Stage 2. My husband had a radical left masectomy 3 years ago and remains cancer free..praising God for his goodness!!!! You still are asking yourself "men can get breast cancer"? Yes men can get breast cancer. It is only a percentage of 5% of men who do, but they have all the same glands as we do as the doctor explained to me, they just don't develop because of the testosterone. I just wanted to give you all a friendly reminder to remember to get them squished and examined and make your hubby do the same! He may laugh at you, but share this story and it will make him think twice about having an exam this I can guarantee.

Lots of love and prayers to each and everyone of you who have beaten this and to those who are going through it!

10 comments:

Louise Forsyth said...

I never knew!!! Thanks for the heads up and increasing my awareness.

Kathy said...

Good reminder Deb. Thanks for sharing your dh's story, too. I knew men could get breast cancer, but we don't think of them as much!

Vicki said...

Thanks so much, Deb, for sharing this story! We can never be too careful! Blessings to you and to hubby!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Bless you and your family in this special month to heighten awareness of Breast cancer- I hope your story will enlighten and inspire those who need the information- we all do, don't we??? TFS

Karli said...

oh wow, thanks so much for sharing your story. My mom is a survivor & I contribute as much as I can to the cause to honor her & other women I know (& don't personally know). So glad your husband is cancer free. TFS.

Jenn Embry said...

Thanks for the reminder. Breast cancer is usually in my awareness, especially since I lost my (ex) mother-in-law to it earlier this year. Thank you for sharing your DH's story.

pezadoodle said...

wow blessings to your hubby! i just got me note to head out for my first smash a gram!

Cindy said...

What a nice story and reminder for everyone!! Thank you!!

Anita Hovey said...

Great reminder to everyone! My DH was tested for one of the BC genes that his Mom has...luckily he doesn't carry the gene, so the chances of him developing BC are slim, but hey...at least we knew to think about it! Glad you DH is ok.

jennifer said...

Thank you for sharing your story and this important information. I never knew men could get breast cancer. What an eye opener.