Walking the streets of New York to help find a cure…

Walking the streets of New York to help find a cure…

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We want to share this with you all, and congratulate Robyn Goldman who is walking to help find a cure for Breast Cancer… and helping to keep Robert Melillo´s memory always alive. Thanks Robyn, Robert Melillo Foundation will support you in any way we know!

This is the press release:

Thanks for visiting my Avon Walk page! I’ve committed to participating in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. I’ll be walking 39.3 miles over 2 days. It’s a big commitment, but it’s worth it if it will help people affected and fund research to find a cure.

In addition to all the other people suffering or surviving from this disease, I’m walking on behalf of one of my dearest friends. Bob was diagnosed with breast cancer (yep, men get it too) about 2 years ago. Since then he’s had a mastectomy, chemo, went into remission for a little over a year. 5 months ago he found out it metastasized to his bones and on March 27th, 2014…the day before I’m writing this…cancer won and he passed away in his sleep.

The money I raise will be managed and disbursed by the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade to help provide access to care for those who most need it, fund educational programs, and accelerate research into new treatments and potential cures. I’ll be just one of thousands of people who will participate in this event, raising awareness promoting education. The money I raise will be managed and disbursed by the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade to help provide access to care for those who most need it, fund educational programs, and accelerate research into new treatments and potential cures. I’ll be just one of thousands of people who will walk up to 39.3 miles over two days, raising awareness promoting education. 

I can’t do it without your help. Though I’m required to raise at least $1,800 to walk in the event, I plan to raise much more! I hope that I can count on your support. Any amount will help the cause.

You can make a donation right here on the website by clicking the “Donate Now” button on this page. If you prefer to write a check, please contact me, and I’ll send you the information and form.

As I prepare for this exciting event, I plan to update this page frequently so that all my supporters like you can follow my progress, so please visit often. While you’re here, you might want to spend some time on the site to find out more information on why this event is so important, and the organizations and people that will be helped by the money we all raise. 

Thank you in advance.

Robyn

http://info.avonfoundation.org/goto/rgoldman

Tests that examine the breasts are used to detect (find) and diagnose breast cancer in men.

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Tests that examine the breasts are used to detect (find) and diagnose breast cancer in men.

You are a man. You have no breasts.. but still you can get BREAST CANCER!

You are a man. You have no breasts.. but still you can get BREAST CANCER!

The following tests and procedures may be used:

Physical exam and history : An exam of the body to check general signs of health, including checking for signs of disease, such as lumps or anything else that seems unusual. A history of the patient’s health habits and past illnesses and treatments will also be taken.

Clinical breast exam (CBE): An exam of the breast by a doctor or other health professional. The doctor will carefully feel the breasts and under the arms for lumps or anything else that seems unusual.

Ultrasound exam: A procedure in which high-energy sound waves (ultrasound) are bounced off internal tissues or organs and make echoes. The echoes form a picture of body tissues called a sonogram. The picture can be printed to be looked at later.

MRI (magnetic resonance imaging): A procedure that uses a magnet, radio waves, and a computer to make a series of detailed pictures of areas inside the body. This procedure is also called nuclear magnetic resonance imaging (NMRI).

Blood chemistry studies : A procedure in which a blood sample is checked to measure the amounts of certain substances released into the blood by organs and tissues in the body. An unusual (higher or lower than normal) amount of a substance can be a sign of disease in the organ or tissue that makes it.

Biopsy : The removal of cells or tissues so they can be viewed under a microscope by a pathologist to check for signs of cancer.

Male breast cancer is sometimes caused by inherited gene mutations (changes).

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The genes in cells carry the hereditary information that is received from a person’s parents. Hereditary breast cancer makes up about 5% to 10% of all breast cancer. Some mutated genes related to breast cancer are more common in certain ethnic groups. Men who have a mutated gene related to breast cancer have an increased risk of this disease.

There are tests that can detect (find) mutated genes. These genetic tests are sometimes done for members of families with a high risk of cancer.

Breast cancer may occur in men.

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Male breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast.

Breast cancer may occur in men.

Men at any age may develop breast cancer.

The following types of breast cancer are found in men:

  • Infiltrating ductal carcinoma: Cancer that has spread beyond the cells lining ducts in the breast. Most men with breast cancer have this type of cancer.
  • Ductal carcinoma in situ: Abnormal cells that are found in the lining of a duct; also called intraductal carcinoma.
  • Inflammatory breast cancer: A type of cancer in which the breast looks red and swollen and feels warm.
  • Paget disease of the nipple: A tumor that has grown from ducts beneath the nipple onto the surface of the nipple.
  • Lobular carcinoma in situ (abnormal cells found in one of the lobes or sections of the breast), which sometimes occurs in women, has not been seen in men.

Anatomy of the male breast; drawing shows the nipple, areola, fatty tissue, ducts, nearby lymph nodes, ribs, and muscle.
Anatomy of the male breast; drawing shows the nipple, areola, fatty tissue, ducts, nearby lymph nodes, ribs, and muscle.
Male breast anatomy: Anatomy of the male breast showing the nipple, areola, fatty tissue, and ducts. Nearby lymph nodes, ribs, and muscle are also shown.

Do you know?

Survival for men with breast cancer is similar to that for women with breast cancer when their stage at diagnosis is the same. Breast cancer in men, however, is often diagnosed at a later stage. Cancer found at a later stage may be less likely to be cured.