Nearly two years ago I joined you lovely ladies as a blubbering scared mess.
You all gave me the questions to ask.
Decipher medical jargon
I learnt from your firsthand experience what to expect from treatment much better than any books we were given.
Taught me it was ok to cry.
How to not let myself feel useless when I couldn't help her.
How to be strong.
And sssooooooo much more
I could not have done it without you all
I will be forever grateful
I'm happy to report that Nat had her two-year Mammogram and ultrasound this week and was given the all clear YAH!!! so for another year we breathe.
This year it is expected
that 144 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer. While this is a small
proportion of the total number of people diagnosed – less than 1 per cent –
it’s a diagnosis that can bring very specific challenges for men.
awareness that men get breast cancer too, BCNA is launching Australia’s first Male
Breast Cancer Awareness Day on Friday 20 October 2017.
We are calling on our members to help us raise awareness and reduce community stigma around male breast cancer – a diagnosis that is often thought of as a “woman’s disease”.
Helping us is as easy as:
· sharing your story about being a man with breast cancer on the online network or social media
· following Breast Cancer Network Australia on Facebook and @BCNAPinkLady on Twitter and Instagram and sharing our posts about Male Breast Cancer Awareness Day.
More information about Male Breast Cancer Awareness Day can be found on BCNA's latest news item on Male Breast Cancer Awareness Day.
If you’re a man with breast cancer, information to support you can be found on our Breast cancer in men page.
Thank you for getting involved with Australia’s first Male Breast Cancer Awareness Day and supporting men diagnosed with breast cancer.
- Breast Cancer Network Australia