My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Hosea 4:6 NKJV
Although breast cancer in men is rare, only accounting for about 1% of all breast cancer cases, it still occurring and we need to be educated. Most cases of breast cancers are detected in men between the ages of 60 and 70, but all men should be aware of changes in their anatomy. Any new mass in the breast area should be checked by a physician immediately. Other tell-tale signs of breast cancer include skin dimpling, nipple retraction, redness and nipple discharge. If any of these symptoms is present, it is imperative that men see their doctors for correct diagnosis.
We pray for the men in our lives on today. Help us to empower them to live healthy lives. Remind them to go to the doctor regularly. Please remove any fear, hesitancy or embarrassment that they have about getting an examination. We thank You in advance for knowledge because we understand that without we perish. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!
Ladies, today we EMPOWER you to EMPOWER the men in your life. Often, men are not proactive when it comes to their health. Encourage the men in your life to schedule and keep routine check-ups. Encourage them to get professional medical advice when they notice changes in their bodies. Remember breast cancer awareness is not just for us girls; it’s for our brothers, sons, fathers and husbands too!
For more information on breast cancer in men, please visit the National Cancer Institute.