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Hi, On July 29, 2003, I lost my brother Nick to breast cancer. He was a fighter and an inspiration to me and to so many people. His faith in God and his will to live was amazing. He was a believer of what our eyes cannot see. He had faith, not fear. As he took his last breath, he took a piece of my heart with him. Saying goodbye to my brother was the hardest thing I've ever had to do. His death will not be in vain...his fight and journey on earth is over...but mine is just beginning. Don't Just Think Pink (for women) Think Blue (for men) God Bless you...and may you always have an angel by your side. John Fiaon - Sunday, April 18, 2004 at 18:59:15 (PDT)I have been taking Tamaxifin for 4 years and 2 months now. For the past 6 weeks I have pain in my left leg and get dizzy when I go into bed. I read the patient information that came with my Tamaxifin prescription and it says pain in the legs and dizziness can be a side effect. What should I do?
Brooklyn, NY USA - Sunday, April 18, 2004 at 08:22:01 (PDT)ok..just tonite i have had some pain in my pectoral region behind my nipple., there is a lump there too..it hurts so bad...i remember this happening when i was 14 but it went away....i do work out abit...but am not very toned or muscular...is this my body still changin or is there a possibility i have male breast cancer or another serious disorder....i feel stoopid sending this but its hurtin alot so it must be serious...can somebody please email my email or something if anyone has a spare second if anyone has seen a doctor about it and knows what it is?? i will go to a doctor if it does not go away...it was not there this morning its not 3am and is hurtin bad..the lump is evident too:
Brisbane, qld Australia - Tuesday, April 13, 2004 at 10:54:31 (PDT)Both my maternal grandparents had cancer. One died of it, and the other fought it off. My maternal cousin (son of my mother's twin) just died of cancer at a very young age. I've had a lump on my chest for a year. I've ignored it and thought it would just go away. I even knew about male breast cancer. Thank you. I'm going to get checked.
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This website is wonderful. My own father lost his battle with male breast cancer in Nov. 2000. He was 76 years old. We dearly miss him. My sister and I have tons of video and taped interviews and newspaper articles and TV new stories about my dad and his small group of other men in the Portland, Oregon area who were all victims of male breast cancer. We are looking to donate any information necessary if there is someone out there who would be doing a documentary on this very important subject. Also if anyone is writing a paper on this subject we can help there too with an abundance of information. Thanks again for creating this great website for the men who want to get their own stories out there about male breast cancer, and to make men more aware as well about this frightening disease. Lindy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
USA - Monday, February 16, 2004 at 18:14:02 (PST)
I have a question concerning nipple pain on my left nipple. It started maybe 6 wks ago but wasn't severe. It seemed to come and go but never would be gone completely. When I squeeze it to see if discharge comes out(NONE)or if I feel or lightly squeeze the area looking for a lump of any size(NONE)the pain is much worse the following day almost like I inflamed the area by touching it. I can grap my breast firmly with my hand and have no pain but I can lightly touch or tap my nipple and I get much pain. The pain is definitely under my nipple and it is not from exterior irritation I'm sure. I am overweight (5' 7" 195lbs) but am on a diet and I am successfully losing weight. My breast are somewhat large due to flab and zero exercise. Yes my brother asks me what size bra I wear and then laughs. I am 39 years old and have a very slow sedentary lifestyle and slow metabolism as I sit at a computer for work all day. I am trying to change this. I hope someone can respond to my problem. Joe <email@example.com> Va Beach, Va USA - Sunday, February 15, 2004 at 21:03:08 (PST)
I am attending a community college in my city and my major is medical assisting.My group has decided to do our bulletin board on Male breast cancer. I happened to find your web site while searching the net for information. I have found all the information I need on the subject on your site. Thanks for making the public aware of this very rare but deadly disease. Thanks to you our bulletin board will be one of the most looked at. Connie <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Indianan USA - Tuesday, February 03, 2004 at 08:15:16 (PST)
I am so scared right now. I am an 18 year old freshman in college. A little while ago, I discovered some slight soreness in my left breast. I went to see someone at the school health services building and she said that it was from lifting weights, but for some reason I don't really think that's what it is. I looked on the Internet and read about this condition called gynecomastia. It's a condition where a disc or button shaped non-cancerous growth has developed underneath the areola. I was wondering if that's what it is, because there is a disc like grtowth there now, and if it is, is it supposed to be painful.
Thomas Anderson <TAnderson14@apmail.apsu.edu>
Clarksville, TN USA - Sunday, February 01, 2004 at 15:14:15 (PST)
I wanted to let you all know that you are all in my prayers and I also want to say thank you. I never knew that male breat cancer exsited. I am nurse and i am doing a report on this subject.... you all have helped me out thank you. April Lovas <email@example.com>
Canton, GA USA - Thursday, January 29, 2004 at 07:14:45 (PST)
Boston, OH US - Tuesday, January 27, 2004 at 04:07:31 (PST)
Nancy, thank you for being the person you are, never giving up, always learning, sharing, caring about this foundation and the lives it may affect. You are honest, trustworthy, courageous, and stubbornly unyielding in your response to others needs. I just wanted you to know that I appreciate you and all you do. Oh, and - a few days early - “Happy Birthday!"
Your friend, Brenda <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Vero Beach, FL USA - Wednesday, January 21, 2004 at 06:47:29 (PST)
I am so glad I found your web site. While male breast cancer is rare.. Support for this seems ever more rare. My husband has recently found a large lump under his right nipple. It's been driving him nuts since back last summer but he just recently started to experience some pain. It's real touchie. He is just starting the test, etc. The dr. has already said.."this is a cancer, we just have to identify the type, and get the test done quickly".. He is going to have to use a VA medical center as we have no other insurance. Thank God they seem to be taking it seriously. This lump is the size of my little finger...irregular shaped..and quite firm... does not move at all...
lynchburg, va USA - Wednesday, January 21, 2004 at 04:20:13 (PST)
Thanks for the good information - Best regards - Susanna
Susanna Pfarr <email@example.com>
Wednesday, January 21, 2004 at 03:09:33 (PST)
I'm 15 years old and I have knots in my breasts. what could they be? I would like to know so I know if it needs to be treated!!!!
Tampa, Fl USA - Wednesday, January 14, 2004 at 20:21:59 (PST)
I am 14 and I am a guy. Heres the catch - I have large nipples and they're 2 inches wide. what do i do? I can't even ask a girl out much less tan or go swimming. it's ruining my life. what do i do?
p.s. i'm not overweight. i do have a gut, but not a large one.
sheridan, wy USA - Friday, January 02, 2004 at 04:59:16 (PST)
Hello: I am doing a research paper on male breast cancer and would like some help finding additional information. I was very surprised after going to an oncology clinic in the county where I live only to find that there was no literature available on this subject. I am a medical professional who feels that this is a subject that needs a lot more recognition and feel that men should know that this disease can affects them also.
Kathy Tidwell <Beamer9@earthlink.net>
Miramar, Fl USA - Friday, November 28, 2003 at 14:25:37 (PST)
My dad has been diagnosed, for a second time with breast cancer today. He first was diagnosed 2 yrs ago. He had his left breast completely removed and went through 6 treatments of chemo. Now it is back. I want to educate myself on this disease for men. Can you send me any literature? I would greatly appreciate it.
Thank you for the very worthy information. If not for you I would not be alive today.
New York, NY USA - Monday, October 11, 2004 at 22:37:32 (PDT)
I have been recently diagnosed with Male Breast Cancer and have undergone surgery. I would like to get in touch with people who have had male breast cancer in the past and would like to know their medication and experiences , Thanks Raj Lakhani
Raj Lakhani <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Baroda, Gujarat India - Friday, December 24, 2004 at 00:46:41 (PST)
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Little Rock, ar USA - Tuesday, December 07, 2004 at 16:22:46
I have recently had my six month MBC oncology checkup and continue to be cancer free. I still have had no side effects traceable to my taking Arimidex for 4 1/2 years. My best to everyone on the site. Thanks again, Nancy.
Tom Ramsey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
PA USA -
Monday, December 06, 2004 at 18:04:15 (PST)
I would be interested in hearing from any men who might have taken Arimidex(Anastrozole), or Femara(Letrozole) and any side effects from these drugs.
R.I.P. Edward J. Wilson
Federal Way, Wa USA - Friday, December 03, 2004 at 08:53:22
Hi Everyone I have had some contact with some of you-I hope you are all well. I do not have Male BC. I am a lecturer in cancer nursing in England. (I'm the one that wrote 'The Forgotten Few' article!) I am completing a study on MBC and I would really appreciate hearing or reading some of the experiences of men with breast cancer. Basicaly-I'd like to hear your story. If you are interested in helping out, please contact me at the address below. With very best wishes Tommy
Tommy Donovan <email@example.com>
Liverpool, England, UK - Wednesday, October 20, 2004 at 02:47:28
Excellent information and a beautiful website for a needed foundation. A brilliant tribute to your father.
Robert Stoltz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Denver, CO USA - Thursday, October 14, 2004 at 20:36:43 (PDT)
USA - Thursday, October 14, 2004 at 19:28:51 (PDT)
I never realized how many men actually have this disease. There is absolutely not enough awareness about this disease.
Tana Golden <email@example.com>
Houston, TX USA - Wednesday, October 06, 2004 at 09:20:24 (PDT)
I am at college in Scotland doing social care and i have to do a report on breast cancer awareness. i never realized breast cancer in men was as much of an important issue as it is. Thanks for opening my eyes.
uk - Wednesday, October 06, 2004 at 04:06:46 (PDT)
Well the last time I wrote was January 18, 2002. Eleven days after I wrote that message my father passed away. I have had time to heal and accept the fact he is gone. This should have never happend. Had my father known that he should preform self exams he might be alive today. It is sad that so many people are affected by this. My father had hopes and dreams like everyone else and this tragedy ended his life and stunned his family.
Hi Nancy, It was very nice to have met you in person at the benefit yard sale. You are doing a wonderful job getting the word out about male breast cancer. Keep me informed about the next sale - I've already started to collect items to help out. Keep up the excellent work!!!! Jamie
Sebastian, fl USA - Sunday, August 01, 2004 at 18:40:49 (PDT)
I have read your subscriber's letters and found them very similiar to my sitiutation. About 10 years ago I noticed a lump in my right breast. When I had my physical I told the doctor and he checked it. His response, "nothing to worry about". So as a good patient I forgot about it. Well 10 years later at 55 the lump is now three times the size it was and there seems to be a lymph node swollen under my right arm. I have already had the mammography and had an appointment today to see where we go from here. I was an administrator for a medical family practice in Ohio and I did know that men could get breast cancer...I guess my shortcoming was that I did not know my physician wasn't as up to day as I was. Unfortunately I never asked for a biopsy or to have the lump removed so now we wait and see if my procrastination has cost me my life. I will keep this body informed of my progress. Richard G firstname.lastname@example.org>
Ontario, CA USA - Thursday, July 29, 2004 at 09:58:29 (PDT)
My husband came to me last night asking if men could get breast cancer. I said yes, why do you ask? That is when he asked me to feel the lump he found on his right breast. It is above the nipple, approximately 2-3cm in size that I can tell. He says there is no pain with it, but this is the first time he has ever felt the lump. I told him it may be a cyst but that he should see a doctor. I have spent the last few hours reading up on it and the more I read the more I see I need to be insistant on him seeing a doctor. His issue is we don't have insurance so he refuses to create any medical bills because we are barely making it now. If anyone can suggest where to find assistance for someone in our sitation I would greatly appreciate the help. I am really worried because he was told about six years ago he had spots on his lungs then. Any help anyone can give would be accepted and followed.
Cheryl Mc Farlin <email@example.com>
Phoenix, AZ USA - Sunday, July 25, 2004 at 19:55:45 (PDT)
I will tell my friends to donate to your cause.
San Diego, CA USA - Wednesday, July 21, 2004 at 05:24:38 (PDT)
So much good information. I had no idea. I am going to my doctor to be checked out.
Miami, FL USA - Tuesday, July 20, 2004 at 06:09:39 (PDT)
I'm a 5-year breast cancer survivor.
PAUL ROBIN <Robinptcrsr@aol.com>
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL. USA - Friday, June 25, 2004 at 00:23:57 (PDT)
Fascinating website. So much about this that I and many do not know.
Sakuna Ganbari <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Rutledge, PA USA - Wednesday, June 23, 2004 at 14:20:46 (PDT)
My dad has Stage 4 breast cancer. He has to have a vascular port put in, he has lung nodules that seem to be spreading. I don't know what to do to help him.
Chris Baldwin <email@example.com>
Winter Garden, fl USA - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 11:24:52 (PDT)
I was shocked that men can also have breast cancer, i have also a problem regarding this matter, i have a big swelling nipple on my left chest. is it cancerus? it already in me when i was in high school. im now 29 yrs. old. i im very shy to see a doctor. and no money to seek a help from them. please help.
mark anthony fernandez <firstname.lastname@example.org>
pasig, philippines - Sunday, April 25, 2004 at 06:25:21 (PDT)