Bret Miller cautions us all. Breast cancer is not prejudiced. It chooses whoever it wants to.
I found my Lump when I was 17 years old, May of 2003, right behind my right nipple.
I was going into my senior year of High School.
I was a football player and a wrestler.
We had no insurance so I had it checked at a physical night, put on by my High School. Seven doctors looked at it saying ”Let’s keep an eye on this,” and “It is a calcium Build up, you’re becoming a man.”
I got a job right out of college and soon got health insurance. During my checkup, I asked the doctor to look at it. He decided to find out what the lump was. He sent me for a sonogram, mammogram, and then on April 27th, 2010, the lump was taken out.
On April 28th, I got a call notifying me the lump was Breast Cancer.
On May 18th, 2010, I went in for a Mastectomy to remove the nipple, breast tissue, & four lymph nodes in a one inch margin around the nipple. Following the very quick and successful surgery, I was given the very good news that with the margins taken out, all the cancer was gone!
The Cancer was classified as Stage 1 cancer and caught very early!
On July 21st, 2010, I started first of four rounds of Chemotherapy from July 21st to September 21st 2010.
Here’s more of my story. In my own words.
My Goal and Mission in Life now is to spread the word to EVERYONE that Men can get Breast Cancer, TOO!!
Not only men, but women, too, need to start checking themselves at a younger age because it is becoming more and more common in younger people.
Early detection is the KEY to survival!!