NOVEMBER IS MEN'S HEALTH MONTH.
SO SOME OF US ARE DITCHING THE RAZOR THIS MONTH.
TO SHOW OUR SUPPORT.
THE ODDS OF BREAST CANCER IN WOMEN IS MUCH HIGHER FOR MEN.
BUT ABOUT 25 HUNDRED MEN ARE DIAGNOSED EVERY YEAR IN THE U-S.
ARTHUR WATKINS IS AMONG THOSE MEN.
men are funny they don't think they can get breast cancer and don't think they have breasts.
ARTHUR FOUND A LUMP IN HIS CHEST AFTER WRESTLING IN THE LIVING ROOM WITH HIS SON.
HE DECIDED TO HAVE IT CHECKED OUT AND AFTER A FEW TESTS.
HE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH BREAST CANCER.
IT SPREAD TO HIS LYMPHNODES.
BREAST CANCER SURVIVAL RATES AND TREATMENT FOR MEN ARE SIMILAR TO THOSE FOR WOMEN.
THE KEY IS TO FIND IT EARLY.
THERE IS NO BREAST CANCER SCREENING TEST OR MAMMOGRAM RECOMMENDATION FOR MEN LIKE THERE IS FOR WOMEN.
SO ARTHUR ENCOURAGES MEN TO DO SELF-CHECKS.
i would do checks just like a female does.
Any sign that doesn't seem right, get it checked out and don't take no for an answer ARTHUR SAYS ONCE HE BEGAN TREATMENT.
HE LEARNED ABOUT WARNING SIGNS HE DID NOT PAY ATTENTION TO.
HE SAYS THEY COULD HAVE LED TO AN EARLIER DIAGNOSIS.
THE WARNING SIGNS INCLUDE THINGS LIKE AN INVERTED NIPPLE.
AND ITCHING UNDER HIS ARM.
A MAINLY SUNNY SKY IS EXPECTED.