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A 34-year-old member asked:

Why do so many people support breast cancer but not testicular cancer?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
The social context: Breast cancer is more common, there is an industry to subsidize the events and pink ribbons (mammography machine manufacturers), body image is a concern, and there is at least one demographic in which breast cancer carries a superstitious dread. The "activism" is a good thing overall. A sensible man who finds a testicular lump gets with his physician and usually gets a cure. Less fearful overall.
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A 31-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me about breast cancer, and testicular cancer?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 36 years experience
Not enough space: Your question is too broad. Make it a bit more specific or check the national cancer institute website, cancer.Gov, where you can find good info regarding most cancer types.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

How many people are diagnosed with breast cancer each year?

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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 24 years experience
1 in 8: 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer over their lifetime. Last year the stats for new breast cancer diagnosed: 230, 480 new invasive cancers 57, 560 new non invasive/in-situ.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

Are there any funds that support breast cancer?

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Dr. Alfred Parkhill Hand
Radiology 22 years experience
Susan Komen: The susan g. Komen fund is the most well-known, but there are others http://ww5.Komen.Org/.
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