Think Breast Cancer Only Affects Women? Think Again.


This morning, while searching through news articles, I stumbled upon a headline that made me think twice — “Hawaii man talks about surviving breast cancer.”

I’d never really thought about the fact that men can also suffer from breast cancer. And I’d bet that a lot of people out there don’t realize this as well. So I thought it would be worthwhile to share. While breast cancer does affect more women than men, more than 2,300 new cases of male breast cancer will be diagnosed this year, according to KITV. Illustrating this is a man named Mark Vasconcellos, a breast cancer survivor featured below.

This is his story:

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