Male Breast Cancer Stories

This website was developed to provide accurate and up to date information as well as one on one support to other MBC patients and their families. By sharing your story with us, together we can further support other male breast cancer patients in maintaining a positive attitude in their fight against this disease.

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Embarrassed?! So was I, at first… I thought, “I’m a smart guy with a Master’s degree from Yale. I can’t get breast cancer — I’m a guy! It’s a woman’s disease!” How smart I wasn’t! I detected a lump on the left side of my chest in early 2012 and did nothing for over 10 months. My doctor then told me that males and females, both, can get breast cancer.
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Diagnosed October 2007

Male Breast Cancer MUST Escape from the Sea of Pink

I am a 63 year old retired physician in Ottawa Canada.

In October 2007 at age 55, I found a lump on my chest wall. Some distance laterally to the breast. (more…)

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As I sat in my Doctor’s Office waiting room, I thought about why I was there, and would my Doctor think  that  I was imagining the issue that had brought me to his office today. 

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My name is Rob Fincher and I’m a 59 year old male who was originally diagnosed with breast cancer in August 2010, thanks largely to the astute observations of my wife who noticed my right nipple had become inverted. (more…)

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When I was about 10, I caught sight of my mother coming out of the shower. Where her breast should have been, was nothing except purple skin and scar tissue. (more…)

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Frank Harmon – Diagnosed October 2008

I kept a journal of my treatment and it is available at Barns & Nobel.com “Real Men Get Breast Cancer”. Check it out, it may be of some help to you.
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Robert (Bob) Kelley – Diagnosed April 2010

My story begins on the morning of New Year’s Day, 2010 while I was still in bed and still half asleep. That’s when I noticed the lump beneath my right nipple. It got my attention. I got up and went into the bathroom to check it. (more…)

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James Dugan – A Four Year Survivor

My name is James Dugan and I have Male Breast Cancer. (more…)

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Murray Pollard – Diagnosed with MBC June 15, 2010

Shocking and unexpected words to hear; “You have Cancer”. (more…)

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Gerard Bourguignon – A One Year Survivor

In early July of 2009 I felt some discomfort in my right breast, but did not think much of it until it did not go away for several weeks. When I felt the area around my right nipple, I noticed a small lump that was not present in my left breast. (more…)

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Casey Hoogeveen – A Six Year Survivor
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William Woodfill – 18 year MBC Survivor
At present I am a 70 year old male, in reasonably good health and have survived breast cancer, which I discovered at age 52. My normal activity is to shower in the morning without using a washcloth. (more…)

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Bloke Gets “Shelia’s Disease”
By Bob Lawton (from Australia)

What was my re-action when I was informed “You have breast cancer”. (more…)

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Andy’s Adventures with Male Breast Cancer

Somewhere around my 55th birthday, I succumbed to old fart-edness. My joints ached and climbing stairs made me breathless. I was fending off questions regarding my prostrate and colon. (more…)

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The Yin And Yang Of Breast Cancer
Sobering research reveals: Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion times. (more…)

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My name is Herb Wagner and at the age of 72, I am an 11 year breast cancer survivor. Although very rare, approximately 1% of all breast cancer is diagnosed in men. It is estimated (in 2015) that about 2000 men in the US, approximately 200 men in Canada, 400 men in the UK and 125 men in Australia are diagnosed annually with male breast cancer (MBC).

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