October is widely known as breast cancer awareness month. But, something not widely known about breast cancer is that men can also get breast cancer. While men developing breast cancer is rarer than women, it is not unheard of. The risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer as a man is about 1 in 1,000, but that risk still exists. Breast cancer does not discriminate.
After discovering a benign papilloma in 2015, MaryLou was vigilant about her breast health. However, she was late for her annual mammogram screening. So when she felt a lump in her breast in December 2019, she immediately contacted the breast surgeon following her for a mammogram and ultrasound. Much to her shock and dismay, the tests detected breast cancer and that the breast cancer had spread to one lymph node. MaryLou headed straight to NYCBS.