‘Breast Cancer in Men’ Guide Published by Living Beyond Breast Cancer

‘Breast Cancer in Men’ Guide Published by Living Beyond Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is a disease most prevalent in women, with an expected 230,000 cases to be diagnosed this year. However, an estimated 2,300 men will also be diagnosed with this malignancy. IT professional and breast cancer survivor Edward Smith was diagnosed at the age of 62, leaving him confused. He hadn’t thought about the possibility that he could ever get breast cancer, and he couldn’t find any support groups of men either in person or online that could provide any answers. Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC), a national nonprofit support organization, is now addressing this need with a new publication in their Breast Cancer in Focus series to be released under the title “Breast Cancer in Men.” The book is meant to help men deal with their diagnosis, which sometimes isn’t something they considered, and to "get over the male thing and put yourself in the best position," as Smith explained in a press release. According to LBBC's CEO Jean A. Sachs, MSS, MLSP, dealing with any cancer diagnosis is not an easy task, but being "a man diagnosed with what is perceived as a 'woman's disease' can be more isolating, and finding support, challenging. "There is information available for men diagnosed with breast cancer. But it's often clinical or even impersonal. With our guide, we've made sure that medical information is balanced with stories and pictures shared by men impacted by the disease. It demonstrates camara
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