Breast cancer mainly afflicts women, but men are susceptible to tumors in their breasts, too. Although rare in men, breast cancer is often detected too late, decreasing chances for survival. The American Cancer Society predicts more than 2,300 cases of breast cancer in men in 2014 will result in more than 400 men dying. While these statistics pale in comparison to the number of women who will be diagnosed and die, it does represent an increase from 2013.
The most popular fertility icons are all reminiscent of the female shape, honoring the power of women in the reproductive cycle. However, women power only one half of that cycle.
When a man changes his mind about having children following a vasectomy, he may consider having a vasectomy reversal. The reversal of the vasectomy, also referred to a vasovasostomy, is often an option for these men. However, since a vasectomy is designed to be a form of permanent birth control, this does not necessarily guarantee that the reversal will be successful. In addition to this, the vasovasostomy is a medical procedure and it is important to understand that as with any type of medical procedure, there are some risks involved.