Helping Husbands Cope With Breast Cancer


Tuesday, April 29th 2008, 6:37 pm
By: News On 6


More than 200,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in American women this year. With every death caused by breast cancer, there is often a spouse who is left behind.

One Green Country man is trying to make it easier for other men to find support. Bruce Dill lost his wife Debbie to breast cancer in 2006.

During the process, Bruce found it very difficult to find the information he felt he needed in order to be a supportive husband for his wife. This is what sparked Bruce's website, "TheMenInPink.org."

On his newly launched webpage there are links to find doctors in your area, by specialty. There is also a list of counselors and other resources in the area he found helpful while going through the painful process.

All of the local Susan G. Komen Tulsa events are also listed. Bruce posted his own, very personal and revealing diary he kept while his wife was fighting for her life.

His phone number is even provided and he has already offered a listening ear for men that just need some advice, or maybe just comfort.

"If I can do something else to help someone going through this, that's what I want to do. It gives me a reason to keep going on and to justify being around," said website founder, Bruce Dill.