VINCENNES, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Third week of October is rereferred to as Men’s Breast Cancer Awareness week and individuals who’s lives who’ve been affected by breast cancer say it’s vital to find out about the illness no matter gender.
A majority of individuals identified with Breast Cancer are ladies, males can be identified.
Patricia Washburn, a world ambassador for the Male Breast Cancer Coalition travels the nation offering assist to those that have been impacted by the illness.
She turned concerned with the group after her husband, Marlyn Washburn was identified with stage 4 breast cancer in 2016. He later died in May of 2017.
“I do travel the United States with my car. I have loving dubbed it the “Marlyn-mo-bile”, Washburn. “It’s named after my husband. I made it originally a moving a moving tribute to my husband not knowing that there were a lot of other men out there because I had never heard of the Male Breast Cancer Coalition at the time that I did this.”
Patricia Buntrock’s son Matt Bowman was identified with stage 4 breast cancer this 12 months. He handed away in September.
“Even through the fact that I’m grieving now and it’s still very painful for me,” Buntrock mentioned. “If I get the word out and help somebody else maybe just go to the doctor and get checked, they may get diagnosed earlier and maybe be a survivor.”
Captain Edward Yochum knew Bowman by their time spent collectively at the Vincennes Fire Department. Captain Yochum says he was shocked to listen to of his buddies analysis.
“It was a shock. I knew cause I worked in the hospital before I worked here and I knew of men having breast cancer,” Captain Yochum. “Such a low percentage, I didn’t think I’d ever meet anybody that would ever would have it.”
Washburn needs households who’ve been affected by this illness to know they aren’t alone.
“To the widows, it’s to let them know again, you are not alone,” Washburn mentioned. “I understand what you’re going through. I understand the heartache you feel.”
Since her husbands passing over 4 years in the past, Washburn says she has traveled over 75,000 miles training everybody on male breast cancer.