In our effort to heighten awareness about Breast cancer this morning I bring to a story about a husband and wife that were both diagnosed with breast cancer.
Yes, men get breast cancer.
The American Cancer Society estimates for breast cancer in men in the United States for 2015 are:
About 2,350 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed
About 440 men will die from breast cancer
Breast cancer is about 100 times less common among men than among women. For men, the lifetime risk of getting breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000. The number of breast cancer cases in men relative to the population has been fairly stable over the last 30 years.
Their story is heart warming.