Women with breast cancer can find many forms of support, much of it from organized groups. Men with breast cancer, on the other hand, might not know where to turn. After all, only one per cent of breast cancer patients are men, and the disease is almost universally perceived to be a "woman’s cancer."
It is not unusual for men to ignore lumps or other breast cancer signs that would send a woman to her doctor right away, because men often don’t even know that they can get breast cancer. And doctors might not pick up on the possibility of breast cancer, especially in young men. When Bret Miller found a lump at age 17, his doctor told him not to worry. Seven years later, in April 2010, he was diagnosed with breast cancer. He wanted to change the situation, and Bret says that his doctor believed that he "could make a difference and help others. With help from my mom, Peggy Miller, we formed the Bret Miller 1T Foundation.”
"Men need to know that they are not alone in this fight," Bret sa