Because Breast Cancer is not a Woman's Disease
Since the inception of The CARE Project, Inc., it has been part of our mission statement and beliefs that we must raise awareness about male breast cancer and support the men who have been diagnosed. One in 833 men will be diagnosed in their lifetime, and 480 die each year within the United States. Many men are diagnosed in their later stages simply from not knowing the symptoms of breast cancer.
Men face the same types of tests, surgeries and treatments as women do.Unfortunately, those treatments, scans and medications are often denied by insurance coverage simply because of their gender. They also sit in women's health clinics, sometimes in pink gowns, while reading literature all written for female patients.