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I read that it is 100 times more common in women than men on medicinenet, so it is very rare but that can't be much comfort the men who do get it.
I volunteer for the Red Cross and Ambulance Service. I take people for their treatment to Radiotherapy. This is for Cancer Treatment. In the four years that I have been volunteering 5 days a week, I have only come across one male with breast cancer. What is even more positive, is that this form of cancer is the no 1 easily treated with great prognosis - survival rates are very high.
I hope this helps! x
I realize I am replying to an old post, but hopefully those interested are checkinjg for replys. I was diagnosed with male breast cancer in April of 2010 and had a mastectomy in May. I'm curfrently undergoing chemo and my prognosis is excellent. In my case there were no lymph nodes involved, so I dodged a bullit. Spread the word to your friends that men CAN get this disease. Early detection saved me. Check yourselves regularly!
my husband, doug, had breast cancer in 2001. it came as quite a shock to our family. he was having a bloody discharge from his left nipple for 3 months before he approached me with tears in his eyes.
upon going to several surgeons for opinions, we were met with much fear based haste to make decisions. one of the options presented to my husband was to remove his testicles. that wasn't an option on our priority list, and in, fact, even a biopsy was refused by my husband as there is a theory that once the cancer clusters are punctured, wayward cancer cells can travel throughout the body.
we did a lot of reading and computer research to find answers. my father bought doug several shipments of appropriate supplements and some of the powdered herbs, graviola and cat's claw. we got appointments with a D.O. , a chiropractor, an herbalist, and a counselor. doug started exercizing, eating simply and nutritiously, and meditating. one of the best resource books we read was susun weed's book, BREAST CANCER? BREAST HEALTH. susun's book helped him relax, become introspective, and regain health. she offers an informative description of an anti-cancer lifestyle, what it is to be diagnosed with cancer, explanations of diagnostic procedures, in home treatments as well as treatments offered by the medical establishment. She outlined 6 steps of healing which empowers the person with cancer to take the course of healing into their own hands.
here is a link to her site if anyone would like to visit:
during this time, we visited a surgeon who specialized in women's health in the southern part of our state. she monitored the tumour's size and growth by ultrasound, something that had been discouraged in our own area. doug gave himself one year to treat the small in situ tumour on his own. at the end of the year, the cancer had not grown, but doug chose to have the tumour taken from his breast. he has been cancer free ever since...9 years.
alot of his well-being during that time with cancer he attributes to the philosphy shared in susun weed's book, his relaxed positive outlook, and his ability to not buy into the fear factor.
This is addressed to udderlessgator. It is good to hear that you dodged a bullet. Had you developed gynecomastia (man boobs) before the breast cancer? Did your medical team explain what caused the cancer?
I wish you a full and speedy recovery...
Stay healthy, PEACE!
No gynecomastia. Also they don't know what caused the cancer. I was negative on the test for the dreaded gene mutation which surprised the doctors. I've got no significant history of cancer in my family and only an aunt and cousin (women) have ever had breast cancer. If I had the same odds for winning the lottery, I might be a rich man by now. Thanks so much for the good wishes. I'm feeling very good about things. My family and friends have the same positive attitude. I've got a lot of spare time on my hands while I'm off work on disability for my chemo therapy, so I'm trying to spend the time spreading the word about male breast cancer. I've also signed up to march in November in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, to raise funds for all types of cancer research. It helps my outlook to stay busy with these kinds of things. Thanks again for your interest.
Go to my first hub called "There is a cure for cancer" which tells all and you will find testimonials from a man who lived for 15 years after doctors sent him home to die with prostate cancer and testimonials about other cancer cures. Please pass the word around. Thanks.
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