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By 2018, over 2,550 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed among men. Fox News’ Dr. Manny, if We are stuck with two of the male breast cancer survivors, who say they were exposed to Ground Zero toxins, which may have contributed to their diagnosis of cancer.
Breast cancer Awareness has a tendency to focus on those with the disease, but all of the people all over the world are affected by this form of cancer. In fact, this year, with 480 men will die from breast cancer, according to the American Cancer Society.
That number may seem small in comparison to the 40,920 women who die from breast cancer in 2018, but a lot of men to admit that they are terribly under-educated about the disease.
“I never knew men could get breast cancer, that is a real problem in the interview, Jeff Flynn, a breast cancer survivor, told Fox News.
Flynn, 65, of Long Island, new york, New York, New York, was shocked when he was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in 2011. At first, he said, a bit of pain around the nipple area, but ignored it. It wasn’t until months later, when his wife pointed out, are the inverted nipple, that he was going to see a doctor.
“She [my wife] knew that it was a classic symptom of breast cancer, so I said,” okay, Okay, I’m going to go to my doctor,'” Flynn said.
After a mastectomy, he saw the doctors told him that they took 35 lymph nodes of 34 of cancer.
“I was in shock. Your whole life changes, ” What am I going to do about work? I’m going to die? What about my children?'” Flynn, she said. “Forty percent of all the men who get breast cancer are dying because they don’t know about the disease, and they have to wait just like I did.”
A 70-year-old Nathan W., of brooklyn, is also a breast cancer survivor. When he was diagnosed with stage 3B, and his first thought was, “you know, I’m a man, and men don’t get breast cancer?”
He walks for the first time, discovered something wasn’t right when he noticed a terrible itching, itching, itching on the right nipple, and “felt something,” which was later identified as a tumor.
Never assuming that because you are of a certain sex, race, height, whatever is the case, it is never the answer,” Spencer said. “If you find something that is out of your body, check it out.”
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Spencer, and he saw more than just their diagnosis of breast cancer in common. The two men, both of the World Trade Center when the 9/11 attack took place. Something, which some experts believe may have contributed to their diagnosis of cancer.
A 2011 study published in The Lancet, found at World Trade Center-exposed NYC firemen 19 percent increased risk of cancer compared to non-exposed fire-FIGHTERS fire-fighters.
Attorney Michael Barasch represents and Spencer, Flynn, and the 28 men who were diagnosed with breast cancer after being exposed to Ground Zero toxins.
“They found chromium, lead, benzene. It was all the jet fuel that the building was on fire for a period of 99 days. It wasn’t just up in the air, it was boiling,” Barasch told Fox News.
Fox News’ Dr. Manny, if We are stuck with breast cancer survivors, Jeff Flynn, and Nathan Spencer, along with their attorney, Michael Barasch to talk about their journey with the disease and the signs and symptoms of which all people would like to know about it.
Flynn, who has worked for Goldman Sachs in the city, at the time of the 9/11 attacks and saw the two planes flying into the North and South towers of the World Trade Center site, said on the floor was a green, muddy, dirty, and smelly.
“You could almost taste in the air, a metallic taste,” Flynn said. “They shut down the area for a few days, but for Christine Todd Whitman at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), said that the air was safe to breathe, and then my company moved, so we went down there and went in and did our job.”
Flynn had been diagnosed with breast cancer about 10 years after the terrorist attacks of 9/11.
Although the risk of breast cancer in men may be higher for people who have lived and worked in the vicinity of Ground Zero, all of the men need to be aware of the signs and symptoms.
The symptoms of breast cancer in men:
A painless lump or thickening in the breast tissue
Any changes in your breasts, (I. E., redness or flaking, or inverted nipple)
Changes in the skin of your chest, (I. E., those dimples, puckering, redness or scaling)
Discharge from your nipple
Men have a 1-in-833 is at risk of developing breast cancer in their lifetime, compared with about a 1 in 8 lifetime risk for women, according to the American Cancer Society.
“People don’t realize it because we don’t have an early age or in adolescence, and to create a self-assessment. We are not going to be a gynecologist.” Barasch said. “[And] that we are men, we are going to ignore things. So, as a result, men get breast cancer is often already spread.”
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Dr. Marleen Meyers, a medical oncologist at the NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center, said that, although male breast cancer much rarer than female breast cancer, it is often not diagnosed until a later stage.
“People do self-breast exams and ask their doctors for an exam. They should never ignore a lump in the breast,” Meyers told Fox News.
Some studies have estimated that cases of male breast cancer are on the rise. A report in the British Journal of Cancer, indicated that the incidence of breast cancer in US men increased by 26 percent in 1973-1998.
“There are about 2,000 cases of male breast cancer are diagnosed each year in the united states. This number has increased over the past 20 years,” Meyers said. “We are seeing an increase is in part due to an increased recognition of the disease and the importance of making a genetic test in high risk people if they have the ability to carry the BRCA-gene.”
Meyers said part of the increase was the rise in obesity in the US, which has been associated with the risk of several types of cancer.
Dr. Erika Hamilton, Director of Breast and Gynecologic Cancer Research Program at Sarah Cannon Research Institute, told the man to be able to do a couple of things to reduce their risk of developing breast cancer.
“You should try to eat a healthy diet with less processed foods, and how to maintain a healthy body weight. Also, avoid exposure to chemicals,” Hamilton told Fox News.
Hamilton also said that the people know their family’s history, and the hereditary breast cancer genes-BRCA1/2 families.