KISS alum Peter Criss tells his breast cancer story
Yep, you read that right. Now just nod and act cool, as if the idea of breast cancer in men occurs to you all the time.
It doesn't happen often, but it does happen, and it can be fatal. The cat-faced rocker's cancer was diagnosed early, he told the Associated Press, and as of last year he was cancer-free -- so if you'll allow, we'd like to treat this with a touch of hindsight-illuminated lightness.
Because if you're female, this quote from Peter Criss is kind of awesome:
"It's amazing how they can get a guy's little pecs in that thing that the poor women go through," he told the AP. "They are so medieval! I have a whole new respect for women going through mammograms."
Check out all the serious medical dish (symptoms, treatment) on breast cancer in men ...
Best wishes to Criss that he remains cancer-free, and good on him for helping other guys by telling his story.
We know how you guys are.
-- Christie D'Zurilla
Photo: Peter Criss, left, has been off and on with KISS over the years, but in 1996 the band roster included him, Paul Stanley, second from left, Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley. Credit: Barry Levine.