Male Breast Cancer Awareness Sunday 20 October 2019
This Sunday 20 October 2019 is Male Breast Cancer Awareness Day.
BCNA have been working on a number of promotional activities for Male Breast Cancer Awareness Day this Sunday. The activities include posting Rob Fincher's video on our Facebook page and also posting a story about Craig Law who has metastatic breast cancer on our Instagram.
With regards to media, BCNA will be distributing a media release to raise awareness about male breast cancer and we are currently liaising with Channel Ten about running a story about male breast cancer on Sunday night.
Rob Fincher was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010. Over the next nine years, Rob worked with BCNA to help us raise awareness of male breast cancer. While men represent a tiny proportion of all breast cancer diagnoses – less than one per cent – the statistics are very significant to the 164 men who will be diagnosed in 2019.
As you all know, Rob died in June this year but before he did, he asked us to help him compile a video of advice for men affected by breast cancer. On Male Breast Cancer Awareness Day we think it fitting to share his video and recognise the legacy that Rob made in destigmatising myths around breast cancer in men.
For more information around male breast cancer visit BCNA’s My Journey online tool at www.myjourney.org.au or call BCNA’s Helpline on 1800 258 500.