I am a woman, and I worry about breast cancer. But, I am also curious as to why breast cacner gets more attention than any other cancer, like say prostate cancer. I think that prostate cancer, and other men's cancers, are being highly ignored and improperly treated, while breast and other women;s cancers are getting more attention. I also believe September is prostate cancer awareness month, and that breast cancer is still getting more attention. I only bring this up, because I recently lost an uncle to prostate cancer, and this was because when he went for treatments, the doctors didn't have the proper vaccines, and even told us that most of the vaccines were being used to cure breast and ovarion cancers in women. Not to offend, but what ever happened to equal rights? I think prostate cancer should get the same amount of attention as breast cancer, just as I feel men's cancers should get the same attention as women's cancers.
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I guess because its more common than the other types.
women have worked hard for breast cancer awareness & that is a good thing.
its more commin, and girls worrie more about it. most casses revirt in cutting off breats. so, we git scared.
It's because the cancer is on the breast, and us guy's care about the breast's.
well i could kill the doctors for you sometimes i just get the itch to kill
That's really nice of you. Breast cancer gets more attention because breasts get more attention, and it's feminine, and as a society we are taught to take care of women. Prostrate cancer has been getting a little more attention like at the store they dont ask you to exclusively donate to breast cancer now they have some prostrate cancer.
In a perfect world all disease would get equal billing. But isn't prostrate cancer easier to treat, less likely to kill you sooner?
Breast cancer gets more attention because it can be caught early and taken care of before it gets bad. And the prevention of it is so easy. More and more women get it and catch it before it becomes debilitating and causes death.
If it is popular, most likely it is a money racket. Alot of breast cancers should have second opinion. Prostate....A mans best friend is tomatoes when it comes to prostate. There is a herb that will help prevent prostate troubles, its is Saw Palmeta...(spelled wrong) Anyway, U are correct, men should eat more tomatoes or tomatoe products, pumpkin seeds is good too.
men refuse to see a doctor unless blood is pouring out. I was sick with cancer for a year befor i did anything. also you cant see or feel [ with out finger in butt test witch no man wants to have ] prostate cancer. Breast cancer IS NOT more common then prostate cancer.....
I understand your frustrated but prostate cancer has been known for many years to be the leading cause of death in men. But just more recently they've been trying to make women aware of their risks. And to be honest the women that have been diagnosed with breast cancer are the ones doing all the work to raise awareness. Men have to give the same effort to help others. And I am truly sorry for your lost. p.s you can help raise awareness by starting a foundation or even making posters and hanging them up, point being, make a statement.
Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women. Each year, 182,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and 43,300 die. One woman in eight either has or will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. In addition, 1,600 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 400 will die this year. If detected early, the five-year survival rate exceeds 95%. Mammograms are among the best early detection methods, yet 13 million U.S. women 40 years of age or older have never had a mammogram.
First off, sorry for your loss. The reason that Breast cancer gets more attention than any other cancer is that breast cancer is the most popular type of all cancers. Followed by prostate,lung, and liver. Another reason that breast and prostate are 1 and 2 is that they are the easiest to diagnose and treat and locate for that matter. They have a better success rate of killing it copared to other cases. Men can check themselves all the time for prostate. Women just have to go get a mamograhm.
because famous celebrities gets breast cancer. So when someone famous gets cancer. The cancer will become as famous as the patient itself.
um...for women the big one is breast as you state..but men they always talk about testicular cancer...probably because people are so worried about their looks, mostly all other cancers are internal, except skin...and maybe you should get a new doctor since i've never heard of a hospital not having the proper treatments to fight cancer..and i thought someone takes vaccines before they get a disease to become immune to it? no one gets cancer vaccinations from what i know...equals rights deal with people, not what cancer gets the most attention..i think you should make sure your stuff makes sense before you post anything else
Cancer is cancer, no matter where you get it, and the end results if left untreated will be the same. Maybe woman talk about it more openly than men do, hence we get more attention. I am a cancer patient myself (breast cancer). At least I have my life, who cares about the breast. I certainly dont.
First of all, may a clarify something. Vaccines aren't used in the treatment of breast cancer or prostate cancer. One has just been developed to help prevent HPV, which causes a large percentage of Cervical Cancer. Breast Cancer gets so much attention because women and men have found an issue that they feel very strongly about, similar to political PACs. The female breast, whether we like it or not is considered a sex organ by many and people don't like the idea of having to loose them. Did you also know that men can get breast cancer? I sat next to a guy while doing chemo that was also being treated for it While volunteering at the recent Avon Breast Cancer Walk in Long Beach, one volunteer was wearing a sign "SAVE SECOND BASE"
Where from you got the impression that women cancers get more attention than that of men for different cancers. I beg to differ with you as you are wrong. All the cancers - serious or simple - are attended equally by doctors, but I feel you have come to this wrong conclutions because the brest cancer cases are more than other cancers. Worldwide, it is the most common form of cancer in females, affecting approximately one out of twelve to thirteen women who reach age nineteen or at some stage of their life in the Western world. It is (after lung cancer) the second most fatal cancer in women. Lung, Pancreas, Prostrate, Brain, Liver, colon, throat cancer in men and Cervix, breast, lung, Colon, in women are the cancers noticed in more numbers. Please note that Cancer is still an inigma and it comes out all of a sudden without giving any warning bell and that too when they are in advanced stage. A considerable percentage in both sex are fatel. Some madicines are in scarce and not available. So it is not correct to blame the medical professionals for any untoward happening in the treatment of this disease. Further some oncologist are expert in some cancer surgery and they can not treat all the cancers. It is our duty to get the correct person who can deliver the goods to us. They are doing their best and we should repose our faith in them. Ofcourse we can have second opinions always and take action. I am writing this so long becuase of my own experience in 3/4 cases in men and ladies.
i don't think any cancers are being ignored or improperly treated , its just that breast cancer awareness is very strong . my son has brainstem cancer , its awareness isn't strong . more people need to put the word out there , get the message to new people , not just the hospitals and such .without the word being out there , donations for research are not as plentiful . we need more research for all different types of cancer.
There is much money to be made out of teating for breast cancer. Take a look at the site below which explains many misubderstood things about the cancer industry, and has some natural cures too. Alsp take a look at the vaccination link for a very informative read.
i am a young mother with 2 small children and i have breast cancer. i think breast cancer gets more attention because 1 in 9 women will develop the disease and because breast cancer is affecting women younger and younger. many moms out there have breast cancer with young children. many young woman want to have children but somehow can't or have to postpone due to breast cancer. there is too many young children out there with their mommies fighting breast cancer.
I think it's because the number of breast cancer patients are higher if compared with prostate cancer patients. Thus, the title of breast cancer is more in the 'red alert' zone..
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