It is October which is observed as the Breast Cancer Awareness Month all across the world. Breast cancer is usually found in women, but sometimes even men get breast cancer. Male breast cancer is extremely rare, and the risk of breast cancer breast cancer in males is around 1 in 1,000. However, in a unique case, a couple has breast cancer at the same time. Called Ken and Jane, the couple has similar life exposures and gene pool, as per reports by Daily Mail. 75-year-old Ken was diagnosed with breast cancer first. He first felt the lump while he was in the shower and then got it screened. In the 80s he was put on a blood pressure drug, and as the side-effect, his breast size increased. Can Men Get Breast Cancer? Risks, Symptoms and Treatment -What Every Man Should Know.
Screening found out a lump in his breast and after which he was showing symptoms of bleeding from the nipples which continued for a week. The doctors scheduled a surgery and, turned out that the lump was cancerous. After a few months, his wife Jane went for the annual mammogram that she has been getting done since she was 30. The mammogram did reveal a tumour that was on its way of becoming cancerous. Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2018: Are You More Prone to Breast Cancer? Here Are a Few Associated Risk Factors.
However, this power couple handled it cool-headedly. Ken guided her through it. He gave her an idea so as what to expect from the tests and treatments. It is very rare when such a scary condition like cancer happens to a couple in a very short time difference. However, it is commendable how the both Ken and Jane fought through breast cancer.