Men Urged To Get Checked For Breast Cancer
The Deputy Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Kindness Paradza has called on men to get tested for breast cancer.
Breast cancer is most often found in women, but it can form in men’s breast tissues, especially in older men.
Studies have shown that 1 out of every 100 breast cancers diagnosed in the United States is found in a man.
Addressing journalists on Wednesday, 26 October at a breast cancer awareness and screening programme for media practitioners, Paradza said:
I want to encourage all men to get breast cancer screening because it’s men who tend to believe that breast cancer is only for women. Screening is done for free. You may not know that you have cancer.
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Paradza also challenged journalists to write more stories about breast cancer and raise awareness.
The event was organised by the Premier Service Medical Aid Society (PSMAS) and included free testing for breast cancer, glucose, blood pressure and Body Mass Index (BMI) for journalists.
Oncologist Nomsa Tsikai also encouraged men to get checked regularly for breast cancer. | NewsDay