Breast cancer awareness: Share your survival story

Breast cancer awareness: Share your survival story

Breast cancer touches many lives, with some 1,478 people diagnosed in Northern Ireland in 2017. Knowles said the tell-tale sign was a dot of blood that appeared on his shirts and beddings - something that his wife noticed. "And I can't overemphasize the word early".

"Why not me? I'm no more special than anyone else", Sherry Cyrus, a breast cancer survivor, said.

What is Male Breast Cancer?

It's only fitting that for breast cancer awareness month, Gap is donating 10 per cent of sales from all regular-price bras to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, its partner since 2015. According to the expert, breast cancer cases are far fewer in men but are usually identified when the disease has advanced. Male breast cancer is most common in older men, though it can occur at any age. However, not all tumours are cancerous. Our breasts look and feel different at different times in our lives. Risks, Symptoms and Treatment -What Every Man Should Know.

"Most women know that if you get a lump in your breast you need to get it checked out early", Dr Herron said. Since men are born with a small amount of breast tissue, the risk of them developing breast cancer can not be ruled out completely.

The study found the survival rate for men diagnosed with breast cancer is 46%, compared to 86% for women. Any change in the breast area should be a cause for concern and warrants a visit to the doctor.

The 67-year-old music executive made a decision to share he had been diagnosed with breast cancer to mark the start of Breast Cancer Awareness month, which runs throughout October but has since revealed he is now cancer-free after having three lymph nodes removed. Knowles urges men to get themselves screened before it is too late.

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