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Men: You're not safe from breast cancer!

by , 26 February 2013

Male breast cancer's no laughing matter. Peter Criss, founding member of the rock group KISS, underwent surgery to remove breast cancer. And he's not alone. As men become more aware of the threat of breast cancer, there's a chance that they'll survive the cancer by detecting it early enough. Here's what you'll need to look out for, and a few simple lifestyle changes you'll need to make today to prevent male breast cancer from striking you down.

Breast cancer is one of the most aggressive forms of cancer, and it typically affects women.
But that doesn’t mean men aren’t affected.
Research shows that 5% of all breast cancer sufferers are male.
But because it’s still seen as so rare, many cases of male breast cancer aren’t detected until it’s too late, says the Washington Post
And delayed diagnoses can make male breast cancer that much harder to treat. 
That’s why you have to make sure you check for any changes to your breast tissue that may indicate breast cancer.
Are you at risk of developing male breast cancer? Check for these symptoms!
If you notice a painless but firm lump in one of your breasts (the About.Cancer website says male breast cancer appears most often in the left breast, so focus here), any form of discharge from a breast or other changes in a breast or nipple, get to the doctor urgently.
Especially if there’s a history of breast cancer in your family.
You might feel silly, but you’ll be so pleased you did if it means you stop breast cancer in the bud, before it’s too late to treat.
Reduce your risk of developing male breast cancer by following these four steps!
You can also follow these steps to prevent male breast cancer as suggested by the LiveStrong website.
Step 1: Conduct a monthly self breast exam to detect lumps or anything that feels out of place. You’ll need to check breast tissue in your armpits, up to the neck and around the area above the stomach to feel for lumps. 
Step 2: Eat healthy foods such as vegetables, fruits, meats and grains. Regular physical activity can help prevent certain types of cancer, so make sure you exercise three to four times a week.
Step 3: Pay attention to your nipples and check them for any changes like discharge on a regular basis. 
Step 4: Discuss the risk factors for male breast cancer with your doctor. Living a healthy lifestyle helps prevent male breast cancer so limit your consumption of alcohol, quit smoking and actively try to reduce stress.
You’ll soon be living a healthier lifestyle that puts you at less risk of developing male breast cancer.

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