Breast cancer not gender specific

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NEW YORK - In the spirit of breast cancer awareness month, some special men in New York are making sure no one is left out when it comes to getting checked, including themselves.

Turns out, breast cancer is not gender specific.

"I was taking a shower when I felt the lump on my right breast," stated Arnaldo Silva.

The 57-year-old says his doctor told him the lump was just fatty tissue and there was nothing to worry about.  However, after a couple of months, Silva knew something wasn't right when the lump started to get bigger.

Thankfully he went to a different doctor for another look and found out he had male breast cancer.

Reportedly one percent of men will get the disease.  Mike Stringer is also in that group.

"You feel kind of stigmatized because you're like, this is a woman's disease," Stringer said.

Both Silva and Stringer have gotten procedures to remove the tumors.  Now that both men have gotten that off their chests, they're spreading awareness through the Male Breast Cancer Coalition.