MALE BREAST CANCER
India outreach-Shock & Surprise that Men can have Breast Cancer too
India Outreach-June 27-August 22, 2018
Breast Cancer in Men in India
Breast Cancer Hub is a global network and addresses both women and men Breast Cancer. With regard to Men Breast Cancer, we are collaborating with Male Breast Cancer Coalition.
In India, the scenario of Breast Cancer survival in women is less compared to the US. So, when we bring Male Breast Cancer in picture, the situation is worse. During my India outreach, I am meeting women and men from both urban and rural sectors. There is a reaction of surprise and shock that Men can have Breast Cancer too! Those who are from Medical background are aware of the situation but in general, the scenario is that Men hardly know that they can get Breast Cancer!
During this trip of India, my goal is to help people of India, to pass on the message that not only women but men can have breast cancer too! I am distributing free of cost the Breast Self Exam cards that we produced in collaboration with Male Breast Cancer Coalition and Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at HCA Midwest Health. I am very proud and happy that the acceptance of the Breast self exam cards and the eagerness to learn more about Breast cancer in Men is very positive, and I am trying to convince that if any man is detected with Breast cancer, he is not alone. There is a huge non profit foundation in US – Male Breast Cancer Coalition working relentlessly and trying to reach out and help anyone associated with Male Breast health. Please come together and help Man with Breast Cancer fight the disease!!
Interview with Dr. Geeta Manjunath on Male Breast Cancer scenario in India
Interview with Mr. Devarajan Kalladan, discussions about Male Breast Cancer in India
Faces of Male Breast Cancer Awareness: BRET MILLER
Male Breast Cancer Coalition's Mission
The Male Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC), a not-for-profit patient advocacy organization, brings everyone together to educate the world about male breast cancer.
When diagnosed with breast cancer at age 24, Bret promised his surgeon no man would ever feel alone when hearing the words, “You have breast cancer.” After a very close friend’s husband was diagnosed with breast cancer, Cheri began her mission to end the stigma and feelings of abandonment associated with a male breast cancer diagnosis. As a result of a connection made on Facebook, together Bret and Cheri formed The Male Breast Cancer Coalition in 2014.
MBCC shares stories from male breast cancer survivors all over the world. Learn more here and find resources for men and their families navigating through what is usually a women’s only club. MBCC also honors lives lost in the “In Memoriam” section.
We are on a mission to build awareness through the wisdom and experiences of survivors. We visit high schools and colleges around the country sharing journeys and educating audiences. Our survivors want students to know every individual is his/her own best advocate for their bodies. We participate in events around the world to raise awareness of male breast cancer. We attend conferences, so we can become more knowledgeable and advocate. Until we educate everyone, including the medical community concerning the need for more testing and clinical trials focusing on men with breast cancer, our mission continues to be an uphill battle.
We want people to be informed. Breast cancer does not discriminate and we want everyone to know “Men Have Breasts Too.”
We Are The Male Breast Cancer Coalition.
Bret, Cheri, Peggy and Bob
As Peggy always says, “Together we will change the world.”
in memoriam: MARLYN WASHBURN
Marlyn's wife Patricia Washburn recounts the story of her husband, who sadly passed from breast cancer in 2017.