April 17, 1933 -June 11, 1991
Founded November 9, 1995
Stories of Men With Breast Cancer.
Men Get Breast Cancer Too!
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John W. Nick: At
the age of 58 (in June 1991), John died of breast cancer. Six years
before his death, he expressed concern for a problem on his right
breast to a physician who told him not to worry about it. Two years
later, another doctor told John not to worry, that it was "nothing."
John never knew about male breast cancer, so he listened to his doctors
and DID NOTHING. (Read More About John's Story)
Will Gallagher: On
a beautiful Colorado morning I left for West Star Aviation, I hadn't
slept very well the night before due to a dull pain on my right side.
The pain was coming from the lump (cyst as 3 doctors had called it
before. But I was in good spirits and I loved my new job so I was
looking forward to my day. This starts my journey into male breast
cancer. (Read Will's Story)
It was funny the way we caught my breast cancer. I had a sore throat,
so I went to the doctor. I had a list, you know, "By the way, I also
have acid reflux..." and he gave me a fistful of prescriptions. Then I
said, "Oh, yeah, I forgot, I have this lump." (Read Robert's Story)
Mike Partain: I
am 39 years old. I was diagnosed with male breast cancer on the same
day as my eighteenth wedding anniversary. My diagnosis left me confused
and troubled. I was at a loss to explain where or how I developed the
disease. I do not drink nor do I smoke. Cancer of any kind is rare in
my family. (Read Mike's Story)
Edward J. Wilson: MBC is not as rare as one would think. I have been fortunate and will
attest that faith, family, and friends have been the cornerstone to my
recovery. This is my case. Do not let it be yours. Early detection is
the key! (Read EJ's Story, also translated in Spanish)
Scott Wright: Thanks
for the call doc. Sorry, didn't quite catch that. I've got what? Breast
cancer? What?! Did you say BREAST cancer? Are you KIDDING me? So yeah,
that's the deal. December 8, 2008 I'm minding my own lawyerly business
on a late Monday morning, and I get the call with the news. (Read Scott's Story)
Scott was also recognized my the Minnesota Vikings during their Monday Night Football Game against Green Bay in 2009 as a Home Town Hero! Way to go Scott!
Theron Bell: Yes, Men Can Get Breast Cancer! I’m 75 years old and a 30 year breast cancer survivor.
Shortly before my 45th birthday, in June 1976, I discovered a lump in my right breast. My wife Sonya urged me to have it examined. The doctor told me it was a cyst and not to worry. The lump grew and became more painful so Sonya insisted that I get a second opinion! (Read Theron's Story)