As a site and podcast that 98% managed and produced by men, it would be easy to say we are doing this to save boobies. National Breast Cancer Awareness Month not just something to snicker about though. Too many people are affected and afflicted by this disease.
Women are made aware of the disease and how to look for the signs from an early age. While not all of them heed the doctor’s advice, they are at least aware of their risks. Guys are at risk of this too.
Guys we need to be supportive of our women and we need to make sure that we are healthy too. It’s not enough that encourage our partners to do regular exams, but we should be checking out ourselves too.
Seriously, if you get breast cancer you could die. As in dead. As in six feet under. That is serious. So what if you get embarrassed having to admit why you have to go to the doctor, or take time off work, or have the scar. You are alive. You are alive AND you get to wear one of the special survivor shirts and walk arm in arm with some of the coolest, toughest, most bad-ass women you’ll ever meet and be fortunate enough to call yourself equal to them. Not a whole lot of men can do that.
We are going pink for the month of October. For our mothers, our girlfriends, our wives, our daughters and also for ourselves.
Further information from people who really know what they are talking about can be found at the links below:
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month http://nbcam.org/
American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Resources http://www.cancer.org/docroot/PAR/Content/PAR_2_3_Breast_Cancer_Resources.asp
National Cancer Institute http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/breast