“I’m that 1 in 833”
Those are the words of my friend Danny Riggs of Houston, Texas. Roughly one in 833 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetimes. They face the confusion, stigma, and isolation of coping with what is primarily a women’s cancer.
In today’s episode, Danny (in his typical no-holds barred fashion) talks about what it was like to get the diagnosis, to endure the treatment, and to navigate survivorship.
Yes, men get breast cancer. If you have a lump, pain, swelling, or anything unusual going on with your breasts or nipples, talk to your doctor.
Danny is also one of 18 Wolfpack Leaders from across the U.S. and Canada. In that role, he talks to other people in the cancer community about the Man Up to Cancer mission, resources, and our Howling Place Facebook group.
Today’s episode is brought to you exclusively by the good folks at Blue Note Therapeutics.
Blue Note creates prescription digital therapy apps to help patients address the common yet overlooked side effects of cancer, like stress, anxiety, and depression.
Check out their new, fully remote clinical trial at bluenotetherapeutics.com/trials.
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