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How does a man know if he has breast cancer, does he have lumps and tenderness

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Learning About Breast Cancer over 7 years
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  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    Robert, My brother-in-law was diagnosed with breast cancer last year. He was having some pain in his breast, felt the area and found a lump. He tried to look at it in the mirror, rubbed the lump and had some discharge from his nipple. He was being seen by his doctor for something else the next week and mentioned it to his doctor. Doctor referred him for a mammogram, which confirmed a couple of suspicious lumps. He had an ultrasound, a biopsy which diagnosed infiltrating ductal carcinoma.... (JUST like mine!!!) He had a mastectomy, and a oncoDX test was made of the tissue. An oncoDX test is a predictor is the cancer was the type that would likely reoccur, thus recommending treatment with chemotherapy. The scale is from 0 to 100. 0 = no reoccurrence 100= will reoccur. His score was -0- so he was done with his treatment!!! Anyway.... even though breast cancer is relatively rare in men, it can still happen. The symptoms are the same. If you have a lump in your breast..... man-up and have it checked!!! This site or breastcancer.org. will have symptoms of breast cancer. Early detection is the key to getting rid of this sneaky disease. Hang in there... Take care, Sharon
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    • Robert Hays Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Okay ty I guess I need to man up I have a pretty good size lump I have been ignoring actually two one on each side it's like an epidemic in my family I am not afraid to admit I am a little scared one is about the size of my thumb and oh boy does...

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      Okay ty I guess I need to man up I have a pretty good size lump I have been ignoring actually two one on each side it's like an epidemic in my family I am not afraid to admit I am a little scared one is about the size of my thumb and oh boy does it hurt even just to bring my arm forward Oh well I will find out Thank you for the quick response.

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      anonymous
      Survivor since 2012

      Robert, I would think it is very hard for a man to face the possiblity of dealing with a disease that is wrongly thought of as exclusively female. Make that appointment to find out. I pray you're not going to be a part of our club. This is one...

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      Robert, I would think it is very hard for a man to face the possiblity of dealing with a disease that is wrongly thought of as exclusively female. Make that appointment to find out. I pray you're not going to be a part of our club. This is one time No Men Aloud would be the best news ever. Jo:-D

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Robert, please keep us posted. This is a breast cancer site and we would love to hear this as just worrying for nothing. Hang in there and take care, Sharon

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    anonymous
    Stage 2A Patient
    I would go to ur gp. Let them check it out. What I have learnt is that it's different for everyone.
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