The American Cancer Society estimates that about 2,500 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in men this year. And nearly 500 U.S. men will die from breast cancer in 2018.
Pat Washburn lost her husband last year to breast cancer.
That's why she is bound and determined to tell the world that men can indeed get breast cancer, "I am extremely passionate about getting the word out."
The side of Pat's car says it all.... breast cancer does not discriminate, "I wanted people to know that men could get breast cancer."
Pat found that out the hard way as her husband of 22 years passed away last year. And Marlyn didn't even know he had breast cancer until it was too late.
That's why it's important for men to be aware of changes in their bodies and be just as vigilant as women should be. Pat says, "A lot of people just don't understand that men have breasts. Men need to be careful. Men need to feel for lumps."
Pat's crusade continues around America, "I do not want any other man to go through what my husband went through or any other family to go through what we went through.
Pat would like to invite you to join her this Sunday, October 14th at Holmes Lake Park for the 18th Annual American Cancer society 5K cancer walk. Registration begins at 11:30am and the walk begins at 1 o'clock.