…Bogler is a cancer biologist who regularly works with cancer cells, as senior vice president of academic affairs at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Even so, he figured the lump was a benign swelling of breast tissue.
He had good reason to think so. Breast cancer is rare among men. Only 1 percent of all breast cancer cases are in men. Still, that means about 2,600 men receive a diagnosis of breast cancer every year.
At this point, the most cost-effective and ethical cancer donation thing you can do is probably go to your local research university and buying the grad students a nice a sandwich platter.
There are an incredible amount of illnesses that affect both sexes but have their detection and reactions skewed towards one side of the spectrum more than the other. Just as breast cancer detection is skewed towards women (as if men do not also have breast tissue?). Heart attack detection signs are skewed towards men, largely due to a lack of reporting/dismissal of symptoms by women.