JACKSON, Miss. -- Today I want to introduce you to a father and daughter who are both breast cancer survivors.
“If it wasn’t for Carla, I would not have known I had it. She hit me in the chest one night and it hurt,” said Paul Ott, who was diagnosed with breast cancer two years after his daughter.
“I told him he was just jealous because I had been getting so much attention. So he decided he might have breast cancer. And I said, ‘Daddy, you do not have breast cancer. Men do not get breast cancer.’ And boy was I wrong!” explained Carla Tigner.
The father-daughter team now travels the country sharing their story and pushing one strong message. “It (breast cancer) does not discriminate against anybody. It only yields to early detection,” said Tigner. “Go get it checked and do self exams,” echoed her father.
Research shows one in eight women and one in a thousand men develop breast cancer.