It’s very common to hear about breast cancer in women. Although very rare, men canget breast cancer too and around 390 men are diagnosed each year in the UK.
We want to raise awareness of breast cancer amongst the male population and remind the public that the our support services are available to anyone affected by the disease.
So this Men’s Health Week (10-16 June), our website and social media channels – which are normally very female focused – will undergo a ‘male makeover’ putting our male service users, volunteers and fundraisers centre stage.
“I was feeling relaxed about receiving my results, which made it such a huge and sudden blow when they revealed that I had breast cancer – I nearly fainted.”
When Amrik discovered a lump on his chest last year, he initially decided that it was ‘nothing to worry about’. However, after his girlfriend and sister booked a doctor’s appointment for him, he agreed to get the lump checked even though he believed nothing would be wrong.
He was completely unprepared for the breast cancer diagnosis that he received and the appointments and surgery that quickly followed.
Read Amrik’s full story, including how support from Breast Cancer Haven helped him during his recovery and how he’s now helping to raise awareness of male breast cancer.
Male breast cancer
Breast cancer in men is rare, however there are still 390 cases of male breast cancer every year in the UK (compared to 54,800 cases each year in women).
Find out more about signs, symptoms and risk factors of male breast cancer on our website.