KISS Drummer Beats Breast Cancer
Peter Criss aims to raise awareness of male breast cancer
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 16, 2009 4:20 AM CDT
Peter Criss, a founding member of KISS, smiles during an autograph signing for the release of his solo album "One For All."    (AP Photo/Shiho Fukada)

(Newser) – Peter Criss has been declared cancer-free and he feels like the luckiest Catman alive. Criss, a founding member of KISS, received treatment for a tumor in his breast before it could spread and got the all-clear with his latest mammogram. The 63-year-old survivor is now doing his best to raise awareness of male breast cancer during National Breast Cancer Awareness month, CNN reports.

Men who find lumps shouldn't feel too embarrassed to seek treatment because of "any macho crap," Criss warns. "Don't sit around playing Mr. Tough Guy. Don't say 'It's going to go away.' It might not and you might not see life anymore and how beautiful that is."

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