The Male Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) website is a collection of foundations, male survivors sharing their journeys and various medical professionals all coming together to bring awareness to male breast cancer. MBCC provides men and their families with resources that not only help them at diagnosis, but also aggregates information on the latest in research, testing and expert care.
The Bret Miller 1T Foundation (a 501c3) educates the community about male breast cancer. Bret is on a mission to build awareness through the wisdom and experiences of survivors. He and some fellow male breast cancer survivors visit high schools and colleges around the country sharing their journeys by telling stories and educating audiences. The survivors want students to know that every individual is his/her own best advocate for their bodies
Male breast cancer is an uncommon disease although the incidence has increased over the past 25 years. As with many other rare “orphan” diseases, male breast cancer is understudied. The rarity of the disease precludes prospective randomized clinical trials. In addition, few researchers and minimal funding have focused on breast cancer in men, but further work is clearly needed to better understand this disease. It shares many similarities with breast cancer in women; yet some clear differences have emerged.
Writes, Sharon H. Giordano, M.D., M.P.H., Department of Breast Medical Oncology
The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center