Breast Cancer for Men

A man who noticed a lump “the size of a frozen pea” has urged men to check for breast cancer symptoms. Mr. Vincent Owusu Afreh, 69, booked an appointment with his doctor straight after noticing it in his left breast. An ultrasound scan showed he had a tumour and he underwent a full mastectomy.

The grandfather-of-two from Apirede in the Eastern Region of Ghana has now recovered after the discovery in May. Breast cancer is very rare in men, with 390 diagnosed each year compared to 54,800 women, according to a Cancer Research study at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.

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