#Microblog Mondays – Chests and Breasts!

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“I want to run at the Pinkathon too”, said H this weekend. I spoke about how I was participating in it here and H got all excited too.

“You cannot”, said I, “it’s for women only”.
“Why?” 
“Well because the race is to generate awareness about breast cancer and only women get breast cancer so the race is for women only.”
“Why don’t men get breast cancer?”
“Because men don’t have breasts.”
“But I have a breast”, said H pointing to his….well chest.

Apparently this is something I’d overlooked, using the unisex ‘chest’ rather than ‘breast’ when talking to the kids and they ended up using them interchangeably.

“Ummm.. That’s your chest, not a ‘breast’ “, said I struggling to explain the difference. 

After a long drawn out explanation H finally caught on. Then nodding his head wisely he summed it up – “Oh so women have breasts on their chests and men just have chests.” 

Yeah right.

Linking to # Microblog Mondays hosted by Stirrup Queens.

Edited to add: Going by the comments that breast cancer was not so uncommon among men any longer I decided to pass on the information to H. Here’s what he had to say..
“So some men get it too?”
“Yes.”
“Do some men also have a uterus?”
“No, they don’t.”
“Can you tell me a few diseases that ONLY men get?”

I’m off now..

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27 thoughts on “#Microblog Mondays – Chests and Breasts!

  • November 18, 2014 at 5:38 pm
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    All said and done, I am still wondering why men cannot run for this race ?

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  • October 12, 2014 at 11:16 am
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    Lord… the things people come up with! Man breasts!

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  • October 9, 2014 at 5:38 am
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    Kids!! Haha 🙂
    Btw 'Man breasts' increasingly used term these days!

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  • October 9, 2014 at 4:56 am
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    Cute comment from a clever kid! And yeah, nowadays men and women both do get breast cancer unfortunately… <3

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    • October 12, 2014 at 11:16 am
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      I set it right Elly. I told him about men getting it too.

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    • October 12, 2014 at 11:15 am
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      I think he was just trying to explain it to himself.

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  • October 8, 2014 at 5:25 am
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    H is one smart kid. I liked his explanation 'breasts on their chests' 😀

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    • October 12, 2014 at 11:15 am
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      ha ha ha… sometimes he's surprisingly accurate.

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  • October 8, 2014 at 12:09 am
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    I actually knew a guy that did get breast cancer. I know, I did a double take because I didn't think so either. He proved me wrong!

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  • October 7, 2014 at 1:33 am
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    The phrase sticking in my head now is chests with breasts 🙂

    I actually don't think the incident of breast cancer in men is that low anymore. And there are benign tumours in men, too.

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    • October 12, 2014 at 11:13 am
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      Lol.. mine too. You're right about it being common among men.

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  • October 6, 2014 at 3:09 pm
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    Tulika – Please let your kids know that men get breast cancer too. Maybe in a smaller percentage…but they do. 🙂 I've written a post about it on my health blog. 🙂

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    • October 6, 2014 at 5:06 pm
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      Yeah, I'll do that Vidya even at the risk of him demanding why he isn't growing breasts!

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    • October 6, 2014 at 5:05 pm
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      Guess I should tell him that. Sigh! Will make my task of keeping him home tougher then!

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    • October 6, 2014 at 5:04 pm
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      Yes I googled it before I told him but the incidence is so low I didn't bring it up with H.

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