The month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) and although women tend to share the bulk of breast cancer diagnoses, men are affected by the disease as well.
It’s a fact that often times gets overlooked but it’s a statistic that everyone should be aware of so that they can protect themselves and notice warning signs sooner than later — nothing is worse than letting it linger because you just do not know any of the warning signs.
Did you know there are over 2,000 male breast cancer diagnoses each year? Brandeaux’s Brandeaux & Co. #BreastCancerAwareness post shares that statistic along with an informative Q&A Male Breast Cancer pamphlet.
DID YOU KNOW:
OVER 14 MILLION PEOPLE ARE DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER AROUND THE WORLD EACH YEAR?
AND OF THAT OUTRAGEOUS NUMBER, OVER 2 THOUSAND OF NEWLY DIAGNOSED “BREAST CANCER “CASES ARE LATE MIDDLE-AGED MEN?
ATHOÜGH IT’S NOT TALKED ABOUT AS MUCH, MEN CAN GET IT TOO!
TAKE A STANCE AGAINST BREAST CANCER FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH OF OCTOBER. REP PINK FOR WOMEN FOR MEN WEAR BLUE,
DON’T BE NOBODY’S FOOL CAUSE MEN CAN GET IT TOO… –Marlon Brandeaüx
Brandeaux started Brandeaux & Co. “to fill a void by supporting and uplifting our LGBT community” after a string of fatal tragedies took place in his personal life. The LGBTQI activist had to witness the death of his best friend from AIDS and then the death of his father shortly after that from cancer. Unfortunately, tragedy struck again with the passing of one of his close friends in the Pulse Nightclub Orlando shooting.
Through tragedy, Brandeaux rises above and helps to enlighten and strengthen our community — and for that, we are grateful.
To learn more about male breast cancer visit the Male Breast Cancer – John W. Nick Foundation Facebook page. The page is dedicated to “educating the public [on] the dangers of not knowing about male breast cancer” in loving “memory of the late Mr. John W. Nick who died from breast cancer June 11, 1991.”