Pink ribbons, really anything pink, have become powerful symbols in the fight against breast cancer in which women need to be on the lookout for early signs of the disease. But what about men? This year an estimated 210,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer — a diagnosis 2,000 men also will receive, according to a story in the Chicago Tribune.
"It never occurs to men that we can get breast cancer," said Val Lucier, who had a fast-growing cancer and underwent a mastectomy. "We're oblivious, and that's what's so dangerous. You don't expect it." Read the Chicago Tribune's full story at "The manly side of breast cancer."