|Dr. Stoff Receives MBCC Advisory Board Recognition on Air|
November 19, 2018, WBAB/WBLI invited a NY community health crusader, Dr. Jesse Stoff - clinical cancer immunologist and co-founder of an advocacy organization called Awareness for a Cure (AFAC). This year, Dr. Stoff introduces Marc Futterweit, regional ambassador of the Male Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) and two-time breast cancer survivor. Together, they shared the mic and publicized vital information about this special type of cancer that seems to continue to grow in numbers worldwide.
As many interviews as he has conducted on-air about health concerns and cancer rates, host Ted Lindner was himself surprised at the growing stats in this 'silent' epidemic. "It's amazing... male breast cancer doesn't get the play that female breast cancer does." He started the show by exploring the genesis of AFAC and Dr. Stoff's vision to join and promote ALL cancer orgs.
MORTALITY REPORT OF A VERY REAL HEALTH RISK
As the show airs shortly after breast cancer awareness month, the MBCC continues the pursuit of a ground-level assault on male breast cancer through awareness to get all men tested. Futterweit provides current numbers as part of his a public health alert . "In the United States, the estimates are that one in 844 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime according to the American Cancer Society... and approximately 2,550 new cases are expected to come out this year. The estimated cases per year in the UK is 390. In Australia, it's 148. The mortality rate for men is higher than that of women due to the lack of awareness and/or, ironically, a misdiagnosis. There's been recorded 480 deaths so far, which is almost 20%, which is ridiculous because of the fact that men are not aware of what's going on."
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A joint task force built between the medical board members of AFAC and the directors of MBCC around the 9/11 Remembrance Day when news reports released about 15 male firefighters that came down with breast cancer as result of the WTC exposure. "We connected with MBCC co-founder Cheri Ambrose originally because Awareness for a Cure has a sister program for 9/11-related cancer cases called 911cancerscan.com... and when the breast cancer report came out, we gladly did more to help Marc's mission because we had a common goal of getting information out about the impending health risks," says Dr. Stoff.
NY Cancer Resource Alliance. See complete article on the Male Breast Cancer Joint Task Force. Also see the NYC diagnostics program: mbcscan.com
Plugged Into Long Island featured these two organizations as part of WBAB/WBLI's public contribution to charitable organizations providing good will and public advocacy. This feature interview continues its public access on their websites: http://www.WBLI.com/pluggedin and http://www.WBAB.com/pluggedin.
The Male Breast Cancer Coalition is a global non-profit foundation whose mission is to unite men with breast cancer together from around the world to spread awareness and educate everyone about breast cancer in men. For more info, visit: www.MBCCGlobal.com. Awareness for a Cure is a joint alliance group between various non-profit cancer-related orgs such as BestAnswerForCancer.org, Stoff Institute for Medical Research (SIMR) and the digital association (NYCRA) NY Cancer Resource Alliance.