#SupportYourTatas - Couples: Be Each Other's Buddy Check

Ansley Ansley




Did you know...? Men are susceptible to breast cancer, too. The signs and symptoms are somewhat similar and yet somewhat different. A man may experience growth in tissue and feel a lump, this is usually attributed to a change in hormones.

The best way to fight breast cancer is to give yourself monthly exams, but we all know that couples who play together stay together. Once a month, jump in the shower together, soap up and let your hands do some roaming. Check for any visual changes in the breast on both yourself and your partner.

Any lumps or suspicious changes in appearance should be noted and an appointment made to see a physician. Every day through the help of organizations like the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, strides are being made in treatments available to men and women.



Though the chance of men developing breast cancer are 1 in 1,000 and far less likely than a woman's, it is still a very real possibility and early detection can save your life or the life of a loved one. Go on, it's okay! We give you permission to feel each other up! Suddenly those Boob Inspector t-shirts are a little more appropriate, no?

Some research has shown that estrogen is a promoter of breast cancer in women; females who are on the pill containing estrogen for birth control for longer than five years show a marked increase in their risk of developing the disease.

Soy products contain levels of estrogen and have thought to be a factor for both men and women. Hormone replacement therapy for women has also been indicated as a risk factor.

For those who consume a large amount of soy products, would you stop eating them if it was proven that soy intake and breast cancer were directly linked?


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April Lewis April Lewis
I had a breast cancer scare.. thankfully i OK but that made me realize that checking is very important!
10/09/2012
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
Pssssst. Don't forget, if you participate in the thread you can also run over to EdenCafe and use your participation as a Giveaway entry!
10/09/2012
Kindred Kindred
I consume some amount of soy products but certainly not a large amount. If there was a definitive link regarding a tolerable amount, then I probably would stop up to that point.

Showers are a great time for guys or their partners to perform a testicular exam too!
10/09/2012
HusbandandWife HusbandandWife
Cancer is something we all have to stay on top of. Early detection is very important for treatment. So everyone do your self exams and go to the Doctor if you have doubts.
10/09/2012
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
Great idea for the shower! We'll have to try that sometime!
10/09/2012
Amanda Bragg Amanda Bragg
Had a good friend survive breast cancer
10/09/2012
Willow Wand Willow Wand
Luckily, I have not known anyone close to me to have breast cancer. I don't even want to imagine what people who have been changed by breast cancer go through.
10/09/2012
MomsToyBoxxx MomsToyBoxxx
I've been self examining my breasts for YEARS. I don't know who teaches GPs how to do a proper breast exam, but every year I have my physical, I want to stop the doctor and show him the proper way to do it! Self exams are so important - we can't rely on others to do it for us.
10/09/2012
darthkitt3n darthkitt3n
A teacher from my high school had breast cancer. So far it seems like she's beaten it. I know she was on chemo for several months. Most of the people I graduated with got together and supported her through benefits, get togethers, and T-shirts with good luck messages on them.
10/09/2012
nikki57 nikki57
I don't eat much soy and would not start eating soy large amounts of soy now due to the link between breast cancer and soy
10/09/2012
Edeneve Edeneveef Edeneve Edeneveef
I'm solo right now, can only check me out. I don't eat soy at all.
10/09/2012
sexyfun sexyfun
I like soy products and would definitely consider not eating soy if it was linked to breast cancer.
10/09/2012
Martiniman Martiniman
With a family history on my wife's side of breast cancer, we are always concerned and diligent in the things we can do to prevent and detect.
10/09/2012
EmCose EmCose
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Originally posted by Ansley




Did you know...? Men are susceptible to breast cancer, too. The signs and symptoms are somewhat similar and yet somewhat different. A man may experience growth in tissue and feel a lump, this is usually attributed to a change in ... More
I'm not a soy eater, but I never knew of the risk of it possibly being related to breast cancer!!
10/09/2012
Bb93 Bb93
Wow, I hope there isn't actually a link between soy and breast cancer. I really enjoy soy products! But if it significantly increases the risk of breast cancer, then I'd seriously consider dropping it from my diet.
10/09/2012
travelnurse travelnurse
I just published a SexIs article on male breast cancer, please take a look.
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Ladies check out those guys boobies!
10/09/2012
closed account closed account
The soy issue is difficult. It has great benefits too, and I don't even meat very often. I would need to research it further before deciding.

The estrogen in b/c pills is why i had switched to the mini-pill which does not contain estrogen. However now I can't even take that. I had a very difficult time finding a doctor to write a rx for even the mini-pill due to my breast lumps and also i have a family history of clots and stroke.
10/09/2012
Tammy Dodson Tammy Dodson
Thanks for supporting such a great cause.
10/09/2012
joker joker
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley




Did you know...? Men are susceptible to breast cancer, too. The signs and symptoms are somewhat similar and yet somewhat different. A man may experience growth in tissue and feel a lump, this is usually attributed to a change in ... More
I did know that. Also it's less than women but more can be deadlier. Thanks for the info
10/09/2012
Booxs2 Booxs2
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley




Did you know...? Men are susceptible to breast cancer, too. The signs and symptoms are somewhat similar and yet somewhat different. A man may experience growth in tissue and feel a lump, this is usually attributed to a change in ... More
Good reminder about men's chances for breast cancer!
10/09/2012
LoooveMonkey LoooveMonkey
I enjoy my soy. I do try to get organic/non GMO.
10/09/2012
Ryuson Ryuson
My boyfriend really likes helping me do breast exams!

I try to eat less soy, even though there hasn't 100% been a link yet. I really don't like it anyways, so it's not a huge deal!
10/09/2012
Virgingasms Virgingasms
Various cancers in my family, luckily no breast cancer. I keep up with my self-exams, since a lot of women who get it don't have a family history of breast cancer.
10/09/2012
Fodra Fodra
I wouldn't honestly, the benefits are greater than the risk, and everything seems to cause cancer now. You can never really tell what's actually dangerous, or if the rate was lower than some articles imply.
10/09/2012
*Camoprincess* *Camoprincess*
I have had a scare its not fun and I don't drink or eat anything with Soy in it
10/09/2012
angelcaido angelcaido
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Originally posted by Fodra
I wouldn't honestly, the benefits are greater than the risk, and everything seems to cause cancer now. You can never really tell what's actually dangerous, or if the rate was lower than some articles imply.
that is very true
10/09/2012
butts butts
If soy products were proven to cause breast cancer often enough for doctors to recommend that people stop eating them entirely, Japan and many neighboring countries would already be in massive trouble. There's tons of OTHER foods and products that mess with your estrogen levels other than soy. As a health conscious FtM I can say that I've done a decent amount of research on the subject and soy is not your enemy, if anything, dairy is much worse. You have to consume ridiculous amounts for it to effect your hormone levels, I'm talking gallons of soymilk or multiple blocks of concentrated soy products daily for an extended amount of time, not a bowl of edamame every morning. LOTS of things effect your hormones, even USING PLASTIC TUPPERWARE can alter your estrogen levels, as well as consuming dairy (especially anything with casein!) and certain veggies and herbs.
10/09/2012
cagypsy cagypsy
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Originally posted by Carrie Ann
Pssssst. Don't forget, if you participate in the thread you can also run over to EdenCafe and use your participation as a Giveaway entry!
Yay for being able to use it as an entry
10/09/2012
Mari Mari
First off, I would like to reiterate the "men can have breast cancer, too" point. Archer, a comedy spy cartoon (raunchy and silly) actually has an entire story arch where Archer, the main character finds out that HE has breast cancer after going to the clinic to support his mother on her screening (she didn't have breast cancer).

Secondly, again, YAY for using as an entry!
10/09/2012
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