Breast cancer is New Zealand's third most common cancer, claiming more than 600 lives every year. While women are overwhelmingly more likely to be affected, men are not immune to the deadly disease. Five men were diagnosed in the Bay between 2014 and 2016, compared to 582 women. Bay of Plenty Times reporter Jean Bell speaks to a Pāpāmoa man who braved breast cancer and lives to spread awareness about the disease, to men and women alike.

Jack Jackson was gobsmacked when a doctor said he had breast cancer, four years after he first asked about the painful lump in

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