Men may feel isolated once diagnosed
Oct 20, 2011
Two men from Stone Mountain, Georgia, marched during the local walk against breast cancer, both survived breast cancer and they walked among hundreds of women all wearing pink, according to Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
"I know how isolated I felt," Eric Dunlap, an 11-year survivor, told the news source. "I was like, I am not going to a woman's support group. Everything is always pink!"
Many men disregard the chances of having breast cancer because they don't think of themselves having breasts, however being diagnosed with the disease is very possible. Ralph Bell, a survivor of the disease, speaks to anyone who will listen to spread the word that breast cancer can happen to men, and they should be aware and educated about it, the media outlet reports.
According to the American Cancer Society, even though it is not as common, men can be diagnosed with breast cancer. One out of every 1,000 men will be diagnosed with the disease at some point during his life, whereas one in eight women will suffer from the disease.