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Bret Miller, male breast cancer survivor from Prairie Village, is warning men they're at risk too

Posted at 2:53 PM, Jun 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-21 15:53:57-04

Bret Miller from Prairie Village, Kansas, is a force in the world of breast cancer awareness for men. He started the 1-T Foundation and his website has a series of videos telling the stories of other men who were diagnosed with breast cancer. His documentary, Men Have Breasts Too, is scheduled to be completed and released later this year.

Breast cancer in men is rare. According to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, 1 percent of all breast cancer cases in the U.S. are men. It goes on to explain that 2,000 men are diagnosed with breast cancer each year and an estimated 400 men in the U.S. will die each year of breast cancer.

Miller discovered his cancer at age 17. He and other male breast cancer survivors go to high schools and colleges around the country sharing their journeys. They want to educate young male and female students to be the best advocates for their bodies and make them aware that everyone is at risk for developing breast cancer.

Miller also has videos on his website demonstrating how men and women should be a breast self-exam.  The National Consortium of Breast Centers uses Miller's training videos on its website. Links to the training videos and the up coming documentary are on the 1-T Foundation website.  

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