Breast cancer touches not only women who are wives, girlfriends, mothers, sisters, sisters-in-law, female cousins and friends; it also touches males. Men have breast tissue just like women, and can develop breast cancer. In Canada, less than 1% of all breast cancers occur in men. Breast cancer is most commonly diagnosed in men over 60, but can be found in men of all ages.
I paddled with a breast cancer survivor team and one year we had a male member. He was the greatest guy. Imagine being the only man in a 22-woman dragon boat! I clearly remember the day he showed us his scar. Couldn’t see it for the map of Maui he had tattooed on his chest where his breast used to be! What a guy!
My point, here, is that breast cancer touches each and every one of us.