Breast Cancer in Men: Treatments and Genetic Counseling


Breast cancer in men tends to be diagnosed at an older age and a later stage. This Men’s Health Week, learn why all men with breast cancer need genetic testing and how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is helping men improve their health.

“For the first time, men can access investigational treatments in clinical trials and contribute to scientific advances and knowledge for others with this disease,” says Tatiana M. Prowell, MD, breast cancer scientific liaison at the FDA.

Read the Consumer Update to learn about breast cancer treatments for men.

Starbucks … dads need parental leave

Petitioning Starbucks, CEO Howard Schultz and COO Kevin Johnson

Starbucks: Give paid parental leave to dads

I am so disappointed to learn that Starbucks doesn’t offer dads any paid parental leave. Starbucks offers 6 weeks paid parental leave to new moms as well as to adoptive parents – but leaves out birth dads. That doesn’t make any sense!

I’m a new dad, and I love Starbucks. After my son was born, we spent countless afternoons cruising our neighborhood together. We have a regular route, and it always starts with dad getting a little treat at the nearby Starbucks. The staff were always so nice to us, and it was a warm and welcoming environment for a new dad who was often in a sleepless haze.

I am asking Starbucks to update its policy to catch up with the modern standard for paid parental leave and include dads.

I think of Starbucks as a forward-thinking and modern company – one that would recognize that all parents should be able to be there when a new child arrives. As a father, I know that taking time to bond with a new child is critical for families.

As one of the largest employers in the country, I’m asking that Starbucks update their paid parental leave policy to include dads – because it’s good for families, and they’re a great business who has a chance to be even better.

If you want to read more about the paid family leave practices at the largest employers in the country, check out the new report by PL+US.

Petition by Matt and PL+US

Help Fathers Support Their Kids by Planting Trees

Each dollar you donate allows us to plant one tree.

Fathers across the world struggle to support their families. For some of the world’s poorest fathers, that can mean choosing between burning trees for fuel or using that same forest land to grow crops to eat and sell. But there’s a better way.
Earth Day Network’s Canopy Project has been working for years to combat deforestation and help provide sustenance to some of the world’s poorest families. In Sub-Saharan Africa, our system uses proven agroforestry methods to grow specific varieties of trees and crops in phases over a four-year period. This balanced technique provides sustainable sources of food, fuel and crops to sell each year, and adds new meaning and stability to the lives of fathers who can now provide security for their kids.
By helping plant trees, you give dads the ability to transition their families away from insecure and destructive subsistence techniques to a system that not only sustains and empowers them in the short term but also improves their communities and their children’s lives forever.
We need your help now! Each dollar donated adds trees and stabilizes family income in some of world’s most needy villages. There is much work to be done. For the fathers in your life—and their wives, sons and daughters—please donate. $1 plants 1 tree.
— The Earth Day Network Team