Nancy Nick believes that because the ribbons are pink, many people associate breast cancer with just women, when in fact, men also get the disease.
She says the misunderstanding causes people to ignore or misdiagnose male breast cancer symptoms, which as a result, has led to men with breast cancer having a mortality rate 42 percent higher than women.
Nicks father is proof of that. She says her father, John W. Nick, died of breast cancer because symptoms were ignored by two different doctors.
Nicks solution to the color problem is to have folks wear both pink and blue ribbons, which are being offered at malebreastcancer.org.
She figures only women will be wearing the set of ribbons though since men hate wearing ribbons.
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