Men Get Breast Cancer Too!! 

               Apx. 1 in 1,000 men will develop breast cancer 

    Judy Smith-New York 

Oct 25, 2006 at 04:32 PM Are you a survivor of breast cancer? No Has our site helped you? If so, how? Yes, it has brought attention to male BCComments:My husband of almost 20 years lost his 6 year battle with male breast cancer on July 25, 2006. We had two wonderful sons, aged 11 and 15, who will grow up without their dad.  Very few people have ever heard of a man getting breast cancer, and are surprised when I tell them how he died. I often feel angry that the color for breast cancer support is pink, which totally disregards the fact that my husband was a man!! I am glad that your ribbon is pink and blue, including men in this disease. My husband was a very strong and heroic man, who never complained and lived his life with dignity. Although he became very disabled and was unable to beat the disease, he was a role model of strength to many people. Thank you for increasing awareness of male breast cancer. 


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   Joanna  Dec 04, 2006 at 10:51 PM Are you a survivor of breast cancer? No Has our site helped you? If so, how? it helped me realize that men can die from breast cancer Comments:thank you for making this website it is very helpful.

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    Lawrence McElroy Dec 01, 2006 at 02:03 PM Are you a survivor of breast cancer? Yes Comments: I haven't visited this site in a number of years but I wanted to update my email address, in case anyone wished to contact me regarding commentary on male breast cancer.  I was diagnosed with male breast cancer in 1985, at the age of 29.  I underwent a radical mastectomy, 12 months of chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.  I am in excellent health today, thanks to God's grace and the help of some excellent physicians.

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Selma Morris  Email Nov 13, 2006 at 09:15 AM Are you a survivor of breast cancer? No Has our site helped you? If so, how? First Time Knowing About Your Organization Comments: Greetings:Through the breast cancer research foundation, I found out about your organization.  My Monday morning was truly blessed with this information.I am the Breast Health Liaison for the Grady Health System (largest public hospital in the Southeast) Atlanta, Georgia. We have a primary care/occupational health center located at the airport.  In addition we are open 24/7 Monday - Friday and 8:am- 10m on the weekends.Also, I am the Principal Investigator on a year -round breast health program for the over 56,000 employees/support staff at the worlds' busiest airport; Hartsfield -Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The program is entitled "FROM THE FLYING DECK, GET A BREAST CHECK" This program is for both women and men.  We are in our third year and have seen over 3,000 employees. Have had the privilege of presenting this program at the CDC & Prevention, UICC, and the Intercultural Cancer Council meetings.Would love to speak to you or others nationally about possible collaborative opportunities.  We are the only program of its kind located within the airport.Finally, anyone that receives this message is invited to review and look at the website of the American Association of Cancer Education (AACE).  We just had our annual meeting in San Diego and next year it will be in Birmingham Alabama.Our sister organization - European Association of Cancer Education (EACE) will have their annual meeting in June (information on their website).  I will be presenting our program in June/2007.Again, I am so grateful that your organization was mentioned by Bo Aldige' organization.  Bo invited to serve on her mobile mammography program that she funded several years ago.Looking forward to ongoing communication.STAY WELL, STAY FOCUSED, BE BLESSED!Warmly,Selma J. Morris, M.EDBreast Health LiaisonGrady Health System(404) 616-5379Finally, the uniforms of my staff (Community Health Advisors = CHAs) is blue with a pink logo.   


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     Katie  
Oct 01, 2006 at 05:10 AM

Are you a survivor of breast cancer? No

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I'm a medical student who stumbled accross this site whilst researching a case. You're right about the lack of awareness, male breast cancer doesn't get talked about even in med school!!!! Keep up the great work.

   

______________________________________    August Doane 
Sept 18, 2006 at 11:20 PM
Are you a survivor of breast cancer? Yes

Has our site helped you? If so, how? to see there is some awareness

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Nov.2006  I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Thank GOD THAT finally men are getting attention on male breast cancer,not as much as it should. My wife wrote a major television host to try to get some national attention but I do not think they were very interested. All I can say is Prayer works,and I have a wonderful doctor.


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     John Heeden 
Sept 11, 2006 at 05:43 PM

Are you a survivor of breast cancer? Yes

Has our site helped you? If so, how? Yes

Comments:  If for no other reason that getting the word out that this disease can affect men.  I had surgery in March of this year.  I believe tamoxifen is causing mood changes (for the worse) in me, but there is no research out there. 

I am about to stop taking it - my wife is long suffering, but she'll soon show me the door...

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     Bill Ritchie  
July 30, 2006 at 11:08 PM

Are you a survivor of breast cancer? Yes

Has our site helped you? If so, how? it`s always good to know your not alone

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 Hello

I`m glad I heard about you.This is my 5th year. In aug I go to see what they are going to put me on now.I guess Tamoxifen is only good for 5 years. So I`m a little nerves about changing something that has been working. I`m sure it will be ok because the Lord has a plan.Whatever it is ,it`s ok with me!

            BILL  RITCHIE

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     Marshall Anderson 
July 28, 2006 at 04:34 PM

Are you a survivor of breast cancer? yes

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I am about 18 months post diagnosis of Inflammatory breast cancer. Thank goodness for a doctor who "just didn't feel right" about the lump and redness in my breast tissue. I had a double mastectomy due to the aggressiveness of this disease. Yes, masculine men CAN get breast cancer! I am sorry others have had this experience, but it is good to hear their experiences and see what helped them get through. I have a great wife who has helped & supported me through this ordeal.

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     Jennifer  
July 07, 2006 at 01:04 AM

Are you a survivor of breast cancer? No

Has our site helped you? If so, how? Yes, a male friend was just diagnosed with Breast Cancer. I wanted some more information. The testimony page was especially helpful.

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Thank you for sharing your stories.  They really helped me understand what my friend may be going through.

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     Arthur Watkins 
July 06, 2006 at 04:15 PM

Are you a survivor of breast cancer? Yes

Has our site helped you? If so, how? Yes

Comments:
I discovered a lump in my right breast in March of 2005. I went to a critical care doctor and was told not to worry about. When I went to my PCP he immediately send me for a diagnostic mammogram. They seen two tumors and did a biopsy. They were malignant.I was dignosed with Stage 2 Breast Cancer. I had surgery to remove my right breast. They also took 29 lymph nodes. Two tested positive for cancer.

I had eight cycles of chemotherapy followed by 33 radiation treatments. I recently had my other breast removed as a precautionary measure. Men do get Breast Cancer! If you find a lump insist a mammogram and a biopsy!
 
This was one of the only sites out there for male breast cancer. There is little support for men with this disease. This site is a good place to start.


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     Ally Shields April 04, 2006 at 07:23 PM Are you a survivor of breast cancer? noHas our site helped you? If so, how? YesComments:My Father has Stage 4 met BC, he has fought a good fight, a fight that might have been easier if there was more awareness of Male Breast Cancer. I am thrilled to see your foundation raising awareness, Keep up the great work!!!



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     April Stump March 24, 2006 at 06:44 PM Are you a survivor of breast cancer? noHas our site helped you? If so, how? yes.Comments:My father passed away from male breast cancer eight years ago. I never see information warning men that they can get it to. Please keep spreading the word and let me know how i can help.My email is dawnlite24@msn.com.          April Stump Elyria Ohio



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 Chris Perine-Baldwin Oct 25, 2006 at 07:29 AM Are you a survivor of breast cancer? No (My father lost his battle 8/5/04)Has our site helped you? If so, how? Yes Comments:My father was diagnosed with advanced Male Breast Cancer in 2003 and almost 1 year to the day he passed away. He fought a hard battle and lost.  His doctors were great and tried everything to help him.  If there was more of an awareness maybe he would still be here today.You hear all about Women's Breast Cancer (October is the awareness month), but never about Male Breast Cancer. I wish I had found this website in 2003, we would have had more information and support.I make a point to tell people about Male Breast Cancer every chance I get. I wish luck to those that have just started the journey and peace to the families who have lost their father,son, husband to cancer.I miss my dad.

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Megan Stearns  Oct 18, 2006 at 05:27 PM Are you a survivor of breast cancer? No Has our site helped you? If so, how? Im glad your foundation is here - but it needs more attention! Comments:My grandfather recently lost his battle with breast cancer. I am making it my mission to help educate other men that "Men get breast cancer too!". Thank you!

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GENE P. MOORE SR.  Email Oct 18, 2006 at 11:29 AM Are you a survivor of breast cancer? Yes Has our site helped you? If so, how? some Comments: I FOUND THAT MY NIPPLE WAS STARTING TO INVERT. SO I ASK MY DR. ABOUT IT HE SAID I NEEDED TO BE CHECKED BY ANOTHER DR.. SO I STARTED MY QUEST  TO FIND OUT WHAT WAS GOING ON IN MY BODY.  SO I HAD A MAMMOGRAM AND THEY TOOK A BIOPSY  ON JAN 10 TH .  BY THE 13TH I WAS TOLD I HAD CANCER OF THE BREAST AND SHOULD HAVE IT REMOVED . SO ON THE 8TH OF FEB. I HAD A MASTECTOMY . THEN THE STEP WAS CHEMO END THAT 6 MONTH'S LATER AND STARTED RADIATION  AND WILL END THAT ON 23RD OF OCT. IT  HAS BEEN A  LONG RIDE UPS AND DOWNS  DEPRESSION WENT WITH IT ALSO. BUT GOD HAS HELP ME KEEP MY MIND STRAIT. THANK GOD AL OT AND ALWAYS WILL   .GOD BLESS ALL THAT READS THIS. 


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     April 07, 2006 at 04:37 PM Are you a survivor of breast cancer? Yes Has our site helped you? If so, how? It was good to find that there is an association to help get the word out to men and to medical professionals.Comments: For two years I had experienced drainage from my right nipple.  My doctor told me not to worry, that it was common for fat men--gynocomastia.  When I moved and changed doctors, my new physician suggested that there was a lump under my right nipple, and referred me to a surgeon.  He was convinced that I had a cyst, and that it should come out.  Even during my outpatient surgery for the lumpectomy, the doctors were convinced it was still a cyst until they got back to the lab.  The following day, my doctor told me I had breast cancer.  The following Monday, I had a modified right radical.  The lymph nodes were clear, and I will soon celebrate nine years cancer free!Thanks for your site.  Everybody needs the news. May God Bless you, and may you always have an Angel by your side!


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     Joanne  Jan 23, 2006 at 05:21 PM Are you a survivor of breast cancer? NoHas our site helped you? If so, how? Just knowing that someone is trying to get the word out that men get breast cancer too.Comments:Thank You so much for having this site.  I just lost my father to male breast cancer January 9th.  It was a long battle (seven years).  I am SO glad there is someone who has blue on their ribbon.  I want to help get the word out!  I will pray for all those affected by breast cancer.


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     David Potter June 07, 2006 at 05:22 AM
Are you a survivor of breast cancer? I'm at the very begining of this process not yet the end.Has our site helped you? If so, how? It certainly has. As someone trying to learn more about Male Breast Cancer being able to hear from men that are either going through treatment currently or have completed treatment successfully gives me a real sense of confidence.
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     I am a 28-year-old man awaiting the results of my mammogram and ultrasound as we speak. My Oncologist has already scheduled a biopsy for June 13th regardless of the results of those two tests.About 4 months ago the skin around my left nipple began to itch at times severely. I passed it off as dry skin and nothing more.


    A few weeks went by and it worsened to the point of a growth forming directly under the nipple about the size of a pea so I sought treatment. The Urgent Care Physicians treatment did nothing so I went to my regular physician. He initially dismissed it as nothing but later noted that if it remains for another few weeks a biopsy would be needed to verify it's not cancer. That was the first time I had ever heard of Male Breast Cancer and I was shocked to say the least. Because of a family history of cancer, especially Breast Cancer, on my maternal side of the family my mother began to freak out with the possibility of her 28-year-old son having cancer.


     So now I am being sent to a skin cancer specialist per my personal doctor's request but that doctor completely dismissed the need for a biopsy and sent me on my way despite a growing lump in my breast. After having gone to three different doctors none of who were able to treat the problem I sought the opinion of an Oncologist, feeling that at minimum they would take the threat of cancer seriously. That appointment was just a few days ago and I feel much better that I at least have a doctor that wants to find out if it's cancer or not and is at minimum getting all of the tests performed. I am supposed to find out tomorrow the results of the two tests before having the biopsy performed next week.


    Wish me luck!Being able to find resources such as these is a tremendous help for there is nothing worse than the feeling of being in the dark with something as serious as cancer. I sincerely hope that I don't have to go through what these other men have gone through but having these resources will comfort me in the event that I do. Thank you. 

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CARLOS PARKINS 

May 29, 2006 at 04:31 PM

 Are you a survivor of breast cancer? YES, SO FAR...Has our site helped you? If so, how? I WAS ABLE TO FIND OTHER STORIES ABOUT THE BIG QUESTION MARKComments:I DISCOVERED MY LUMP WHEN I WAS 16, (CURRENTLY 49 YRS. OLD). SINCE I KNEW MEN COULDN'T GET BREAST CANCER I TOOK A VISE-GRIP PLIERS AND CRUSHED IT BECAUSE I THOUGHT IT WAS JUST A FAT LUMP. AS YEARS WENT BY I'VE BEEN SHOT, BROKEN LEG, KNEE OPERATIONS, & A GASTRIC-BYPASS OPERATION. THE GASTRIC-BYPASS OPERATION PUT ME INTO A COMA FOR 18 MONTHS AND NOW I'M IN A WHEELCHAIR. AFTER I WOKE UP I FELT BETTER AND TRIED TO GET BETTER. DURING A CHECK-UP, MY NEW DOCTOR BRUSHED HER ELBOW ACROSS MY RIGHT BREAST AND FELT THE LUMP. SHE SENT ME FOR A LUMPECTOMY AND I HAD CANCER. SEVERAL MONTHS LATER I HAD THE BREAST REMOVED. THEN I HAD CHEMO AND RADIATION. NOW I'M WORRIED ABOUT THE LEFT BREAST. MEDICAID & MEDICARE REFUSE TO REMOVE IT BECAUSE THEY SAY THAT WOULD BE "COSMETIC SURGERY", THIS UPSETS ME BECAUSE I REALLY DON'T NEED THE BREAST! SO NOW I WAIT TO DISCOVER A LUMP IN THE BREAST COVERING MY HEART! I WON'T USE A VISE-GRIP TO SELF-TREAT AGAIN, BUT HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT LARGE SURGICAL TOOLS. THANX FOR READING MY STORY, AND I PRAY FOR US DAILY, BROTHERS OF THE BREAST!

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​Julio Gonzalez
 May 27, 2006 at 03:35 PM Comments:Thanks for all the help over the phone.


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 Ken Macleod May 23, 2006 at 12:28 PM Are you a survivor of breast cancer? yes ( 6 years & 6 months )Has our site helped you? If so, how? yes
Comments:I found your web site quite by accident. It has been
very helpful to me because I found some of the stories that were posted to be very informative. The stories that I have read proved to me that "I AM NOT ALONE". Sometimes, other than my family, I do feel very alone.My story has been posted on another website( lifetimetv.com ) breast cancer survivors stories for about the last 3 years.I have done a lot of public speaking about male breast cancer in the Baltimore, Md area for the last 6 years and I really enjoy educating people  who are unaware that men can get this horrible disease. I was 66 years old when I got this disease and am now 73. I will continue to get as much information out to the public as I can to rid the world of this cancer.Some year, some month, some week, some day ,some hour, some minute, someones donated dollar is going to find the cure. I would sure like to be there. Thank you for listening.


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Walter N. Creekmore, Ph.D.
 April 13, 2006 at 12:53 AMAre you a survivor of breast cancer? yes Has our site helped you? If so, how? yes - many years ago
Comments:Touching base after many years. 11 year survivor. Would like to update my story if you want.

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Dorland Abernathy  April 07, 2006 at 04:37 PM Are you a survivor of breast cancer? Yes Has our site helped you? If so, how? It was good to find that there is an association to help get the word out to men and to medical professionals.

Comments:For two years I had experienced drainage from my right nipple.  My doctor told me not to worry, that it was common for fat men--gynocomastia.  When I moved and changed doctors, my new physician suggested that there was a lump under my right nipple, and referred me to a surgeon.  He was convinced that I had a cyst, and that it should come out.  Even during my outpatient surgery for the lumpectomy, the doctors were convinced it was still a cyst until they got back to the lab.  The following day, my doctor told me I had breast cancer.  The following Monday, I had a modified right radical.  The lymph nodes were clear, and I will soon celebrate nine years cancer free!Thanks for your site.  Everybody needs the news.


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 Joanne  Jan 23, 2006 at 05:21 PM Are you a survivor of breast cancer? NoHas our site helped you? If so, how? Just knowing that someone is trying to get the word out that men get breast cancer too.Comments: Thank You so much for having this site.  I just lost my father to male breast cancer January 9th.  It was a long battle (seven years).  I am SO glad there is someone who has blue on their ribbon.  I want to help get the word out!  I will pray for all those affected by breast cancer. 


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 Rosalba Feb 22, 2006 at 03:55 PM Are you a survivor of breast cancer? no (my brother lost his battle)Comments:Hi,My name is Rosalba, I am president and founder of Team Angels Foundation.  We are commit-ed to making a difference in our community by raising funds for research and by increasing awareness that this devastating disease affects not only women, but men as well.  Our motto, "Don't just think pink, (for breast cancer in women) think blue (for breast cancer in men) serves as a reminder that men are also at risk.  However, early detection can save women and men.My friend who is a surgical oncologist, is writing a book on breast cancer survivors.  Any male survivor who is interested in telling their story, email me at: teamangels2000@hotmail.com  also check out our web-site at: http://www.teamangelsfoundation.orgMay God Bless you, and may you always have an Angel by your side!




Joanne  Jan 23, 2006 at 05:21 PM Are you a survivor of breast cancer? NoHas our site helped you? If so, how? Just knowing that someone is trying to get the word out that men get breast cancer too.Comments:Thank You so much for having this site.  I just lost my father to male breast cancer January 9th.  It was a long battle (seven years).  I am SO glad there is someone who has blue on their ribbon.  I want to help get the word out!  I will pray for all those affected by breast cancer.





The late- Mr. John W. Nick died from breast cancer June 11,  1991, at the age of 58.