BCAM: October 9th

SCARY THOUGHT—BUT SOUND ADVICE!

No Half Measures

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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About Jonathan Caswell

Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and strength...to love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in it...as hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

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