• Breast Cancer -- Male vs. Female

    Asked by ToughEnough on Thursday, May 10, 2012

    Breast Cancer -- Male vs. Female

    I am considering doing public speaking for ACS on Breast Cancer and would love to move more in the direction of unisex Breast Cancer to bring more awareness since usualy it's' women speaking and don't mention it.
    Prior to being diagnosed I must sadly say that Male Breast Cancer was never something I never considered. Since then, I have been wondering if the symptoms and treatments are the same. Obvously the experience is MUCH different for men than women and I was just wondering if anyone could give me any insight on the topic as

    3 Answers from the Community

    • leepenn's Avatar

      Check out breastcancer.org - they have a whole forum on male breast cancer, which accounts for about 1% of breast cancers.... Good luck!

      over 4 years ago
    • nancyjac's Avatar

      One potential issue with the "unisexing" of breast cancer is that most types of breast cancer are exclusive to women so the discussion of unisex breast cancer is limited primarily to ductal breast cancer. Another might be the size of your potential audience. Since statistically 1 in 100 breast cancers are in men and less than 2000 men worldwide are diagnosed with breast cancer annually, finding a large audience in any given particular place and time might be difficult. As I woman, in all honesty, I would not really be interested in hearing a man talk about breast cancer unless he happened to be a medical or scientific expert on the subject.

      That's not to say that breast cancer in men is not an important topic, but I think your niche may be better targeted towards men rather than a unisex audience, to promote awareness among men about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of breast cancer as you say, breast cancer is not something men think about as a risk to themselves.

      over 4 years ago
    • HIS's Avatar

      We'd like to help you with the information you are searching for regarding Male Breast Cancer. Our non profit foundation HIS Breast Cancer Awareness was founded to assist with Insight, Education and Awareness for Breast Cancer in Men.
      Also,recently seen in Woman's World Magazine. View the web site for great information here; http://hisbreastcancer.org/
      Best of Health,
      HIS Breast Cancer Awareness

      over 4 years ago

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