This month is unofficially known as Pinktober as organizations raise awareness and money for women with breast cancer. But the pink image doesn't show the full picture.
Breast Cancer is not a gender specific disease. The American Cancer Society estimates that over 2,200 men across the country will be diagnosed this year. And because typically men are diagnosed at a later stage, men succumb to the disease at a higher rate than women.
In an effort to save lives, two men with breast cancer in Connecticut are advocating for more awareness and research.