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Charities highlight male breast cancer

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Charities from across the UK and further afield are raising awareness of male breast cancer

Cancer charities have come together to stress that men can get breast cancer too.

Walk the Walk has brought together a global group of charities, collaborating to spread awareness that men can get the condition too. Together the charities’ goal is to reach millions of people across the world with the aim of saving lives.

Cancer charities from all over the UK have committed to supporting Walk the Walk’s campaign:- Maggie’s started in Scotland and supports people with cancer across the UK; Tenovus Cancer Care is a Welsh charity, focusing on support and research; FACT (Fighting All Cancers Together) helps people with cancer in the north east of England; Penny Brohn UK works across the country from its base in Bristol; Action Cancer provides early detection, support and prevention services in Northern Ireland; CoppaFeel creates awareness about breast cancer amongst young people across the UK; UK charity Breast Cancer Now funds research and care, providing support and hope; Breast Cancer Haven is a UK charity, offering emotional, physical and practical support to anyone affected by breast cancer. They are joined by the Male Breast Cancer Coalition, an American awareness and campaigning charity.

In 2017, Walk the Walk recognised that there was very little awareness of male breast cancer and with the support of six men diagnosed with the disease, launched the Men Get Breast Cancer Too! campaign.

Over the last three years the campaign has gone from strength to strength, with the six men becoming 19. As the charities come together, the men’s voices will be heard even louder.

Nina Barough CBE, founder and chief executive of Walk the Walk, said: “It is an absolute privilege to work with these incredibly brave men, who have found the courage to speak out, with the hope that it will save lives. Their voice can be so much stronger if charities come together on this, and to see such a collaboration between charities is such a positive message in these challenging times.”

Dame Laura Lee, chief executive of Maggie’s, said: “We are delighted to be working with Walk and Walk and all other partner charities to raise awareness of breast cancer in men. Our centres are for anyone living with cancer and see the fullest possible range of cancer types, ages and situations, but sadly not a lot of men with breast cancer. I would love to see many more come through the doors of our centres and benefit from our professional practical, emotional and psychological support.”



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