Men Get Breast Cancer Too

When Walk the Walk started the Men can get breast cancer too! awareness campaign the aim was to support 6 men who had become very frustrated that their voices were not being heard. Now two years later there are 11 men all uniting with one voice. If you are a man who has had breast cancer and would like to join the Walk the Walk Campaign or find out more email [email protected] or call on 01483 741430.

Yes... Men Get Breast Cancer Too!

With more awareness lives could be saved... and if we can save even one life by doing this, it will make it worth while!

The facts...

  1. There is currently very little research, and no routine screening specifically for men, so most male breast cancers are found by self-checking their chest, or just noticing changes.
  2. Male breast cancer affects between 370 – 400 men a year, however over 80 men a year die from breast cancer due to not knowing men can get this type of cancer, and not doing regular checks.
  3. There is strong advice that maintaining a healthy weight, being physically active everyday and limiting the intake of alcohol, are all important steps  towards prevention against breast cancer and indeed any disease.
  4. Like women, men should make a date to chest check on the same date each month so that it is easier to notice changes.

As with women, breast cancer usually affects older men in the 60 – 70 age bracket, but it can be found in men of any age. The diagnosis of breast cancer in men, as well as the treatment, is very similar to that for women.

Check your Chest!

Print a poster and display in your local gym, pub, or anywhere else you think it will help make a difference... help us spread the word!

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Find out more on common signs and how to check your chest here.

Richard relates going through breast cancer to feelings during the pandemic... read what he had to say here!

A grant from Walk the Walk helped fund Breast Cancer Now’s Male Breast Cancer Study, which has the largest collection of DNA and tumour samples from men with breast cancer in the world. Scientists are looking into both the genetic causes and treatments for male breast cancer. Read more information from Breast Cancer Now about breast cancer in men here.

Walk the Walk is delighted to be working in partnership with American charity
The Male Breast Cancer Coalition. Together, we aim to reach millions more people across the world with our awareness message. 

Click on the MBCC logo for more information about breast cancer in men.

Sign up for The MoonWalk London today and unite with us against breast cancer.

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How you can support us!

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