Most of us know that breast cancer is a life-threatening disease that one in eight women in the U.S. alone must face within their lifetimes - but a fact much less broadcasted, possibly due to the ridiculous stigmas of sexuality today, is that men are in no way immune to the disease as well. In fact, the American Cancer Society expects roughly 2,350 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year in just the U.S., and of that number, 440 of them will die.
That's terrifying, and Hollywood is finally speaking out on behalf of those diagnosed, those struggling, those we have lost and those who have survived. In a new campaign by OnefortheBoys, Avengers stars Mark Ruffalo and Samuel L. Jackson led the charge by sharing photos of one of the most stigmatized and needlessly taboo parts of the male body—their nipples.
But it's not just Marvel heroes getting involved. Several sports pros and other entertainers are joining in as well to show their support.
Guys, it's just as important for you to check yourselves as it is for us ladies, and we want you to be healthy too! If you're wondering how to examine yourself, check out Cancer.org, or get involved in the cause by checking out OnefortheBoys.com. Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay awesome.