Male doctors wear pink to raise awareness for breast cancer - WNEM TV 5

Male doctors wear pink to raise awareness for breast cancer

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Pamela Teveit, 62, found out she had breast cancer after a mammogram at Regional Medical Imaging.

Three years later she is cancer free.

"I felt to be lucky because it was a very small tumor picked up by the wonderful radiologists here that easily, my surgeon said, 'are they hallucinating?' You know, it was tiny," Teveit said.

Her doctor, Randy Hicks, sported pink all October long to observe a month dedicated to bringing awareness to breast cancer and the importance of early detection.

"I was in the locker room over at Genesys after working out and I had all this on and people were going like, 'what are you doing?' And I said, 'I'm going to work.' And they're like, 'why are you wearing so much pink?' And I said, 'because it's breast cancer awareness month,'" Hicks said.

Hicks and 11 other men have been involved in a contest this month to raise money for breast cancer awareness. He is the leader.

RMI has several campuses dedicated to helping stamp out breast cancer.

Meanwhile, Teveit encourages women to have a mammogram.

"Without that mammogram, if I would have waited I may not have been sitting here today," she said.

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