What Is Breast Cancer in Men? Survivor Rudi Jackson Speaks

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WHAT IS BREAST CANCER IN MEN?

From the American Cancer Society:

A breast cancer is a malignant tumor that starts from cells of the breast. A malignant tumor is a group of cancer cells that may grow into (invade) surrounding tissues or spread (metastasize) to distant areas of the body. Breast cancer occurs mainly in women, but men can get it, too. Many people do not realize that men have breast tissue and that they can develop breast cancer.

Over 2200 men are diagnosed each year. About 400 men will die from breast cancer. Learn about men and breast cancer here.

Rudi Jackson, a one year breast cancer survivor, shares his story with me on Radio One Richmond’s Kiss Fm. Jackson found his lump while in the shower. He waited one week later before heading to the doctor. His doctor performed a biopsis and it was breast cancer which is rare in men.

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Rudi Jackson is a guest speaker at Miss Community’s Cancer Survivors Birthday Gala on Sunday, September 22 at the beautiful M Bistro & Wine Bar 4821 Old Main Street at Rocketts Landing. This is a free event from 2pm-4pm but I will collect donations for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. American Cancer Society Representatives will be no hand.

Other featured guests are the Heavy Hitter Lonnie “Lonnie B” Battle of iPower 92.1, Delegate Joe Morrissey, Senator Donald McEachin, cancer survivors, those in treatment, Radio One listeners, social media followers, family and friends.

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