08/08/2011 02:44 pm ET | Updated Oct 08, 2011

The GEM Debate: Is Male Breast Cancer Treated Less Seriously By Society?

I cried when I first heard about this story and I am crying now as I write this piece.

I’m sure it’s because it hits so close to home, though I’m not sure how anyone with a heart could not be moved. It’s the story of a 26-year-old man who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. As if that wasn’t bad enough, he has no health insurance. And it gets worse, his treatments will not be covered under Medicaid because, you guessed it, he’s a man.

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