Men can get (and beat) breast cancer. Just ask KISS rocker Peter Criss, who is speaking out about his successful treatment during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Criss joins other male stars who have battled the illness and want you to know the facts.
At the gym in 2007, Criss noticed a lump in his left breast, he told CNN. Doctors removed a cancerous tumor. Criss, 63, got early treatment and is now cancer-free.
Stats, stats! Male breast cancer:
* is most common between ages 60 and 70;
* is 100 times less common than female breast cancer. Why?
* will strike this many American men in 2009; and
* will kill this many in 2009.
Prevention pointers: Don’t drink heavily and maintain a healthy weight. For some men, doctors may suggest mammograms. Find more male breast-health tips.