SCARY THOUGHT—BUT SOUND ADVICE!
Before I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I had no idea that men could get it. And yet, they do.
Adiba shares some statistics:
Another note about men, as fathers, men carry the genes that can be passed on to their daughters and sons and raise the risk of developing breast cancer. Often, women believe that if breast cancer isn’t prevalent in their mother’s family, they are “safe,” but this is not true. We each get 50% of our genes from our biological father and 50% of our genes from our biological mother.
So, what can be done about addressing the risk of breast cancer in men?
First of all, I believe that both parents need to have genetic testing whenever a need for testing arises. There should be no assumptions that breast cancer arises from the mother or father until there is proof. A gene causing a greater…
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