The Real Facts of Male Breast Cancer:
Breast Cancer is the second leading cause of death of women in the United States. However, breast cancer can occur in men as well. According to the National Cancer Institute, 2,360 men were diagnosed with breast cancer and 430 men died of male breast cancer in 2014. One reason for the high mortality rate in men with breast cancer is that often, men are not encouraged by health professionals to be screened or self-examine their breast tissue. UBCF encourages all men to learn the self-breast exam and be routinely screened by a doctor.
UBCF is determined to spread awareness that a breast cancer diagnosis is possible for men as well as women. Our programs are open to women AND men, regardless of age, race, gender, ethnicity, income or medical insurance coverage. If you are a man in need of breast health services, or know of some one who is, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are here for YOU!
There simply is not adequate information available on-line about “Male” breast cancer and treatments. The lack of commercials, blogs, and survival stories has proven that people do not fully understand what male breast cancer is about. The first step is to bring further public awareness to this issue.
To bring more attention to this important cause, World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation is presenting the feature film, The Lovely Patient, which highlights Frank Hartsfeld, a man battling breast cancer, while he is also desperately searching for a way to attend his daughter’s wedding. This poignant story helps bring awareness to this often overlooked, severe medical condition. UBCF is a proud sponsor of The Lovely Patient.
For more information about the movie, visit indiemoviestore.com. The Lovely Patient is distributed by World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation, coming February 17th on DVD and VOD. Vimeo pre-sale is going on right now.