Thursday, October 25, 2012

Day 299: Shared An Instructional Video

Although breast cancer is mostly predominant among women, men are also afflicted with this disease.  1 in every 1000 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lives.  The symptoms of breast cancer in men is the exact same as women, but rarely do men think of breast cancer or associate their symptoms with it.  Because of this, when breast cancer is diagnosed in men, it is typically in its' later, much more vicious stages.  To be completely honest, I never knew the incidence of breast cancer in men was so high, and I also didn't know that men are supposed to do monthly self breast exams.  I assume that I am not the only guy out there who has never given themselves a self breast exam, let alone even thought to do one.  So today, for my random act of kindness, I am sharing the above instructional video for the guys out there (and for those ladies that don't perform exams).  After I post this act, I am immediately performing one myself.


  1. My mom is going in for a mastectomy next month. She was diagnosed just 3 weeks ago. Thank you very much for posting this. I've been a wreck since I found out about her diagnosis and when I went to do an exam on myself I realized it had been so long I sort of forgot the proper way to do it. You rule.

    Thank you so much.

  2. I've been following you since the beginning of your Acts of Kindness journey. You've given me many ideas of ways that I can help others. This post really hit home to me. My dad is a breast cancer survivor. He was diagnosed in March of 2010 and after surgeries and chemo, he is now cancer free! When he was diagnosed, he, my family and I all had no idea that men could get breast cancer too. His was caught during a CT scan to check his gall bladder so he was very lucky to catch it early. But as you mentioned, most men aren't so lucky and/or have no idea they can get this terrible disease. My dad has been working really hard to get the word out to men. This year he was chosen as a Susan G Komen Ambassador here in Indianapolis and he is also a Ford Warriors in Pink Model of Courage. He has done many radio, tv and newspaper interviews and now has a nationwide commercial to help get the word out to men. Thank you so much for helping to get the word out.