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Dec 21, 2008 at 04:26 PM Are you a survivor of breast cancer? YesHas our site helped you? If so, how? YesComments:To say I am a "survivor" of breast cancer is probably a bit premature. I am a 49 year old husband and father in the Twin Cities, Minnesota. Got my diagnosis less than 2 weeks ago. Malignant tumor under my left nipple. Had my mastectomy less than a week ago, and they found cancer in 2 of 12 lymph nodes taken out. Will likely start chemo right after first of year.Getting great support through fantastic network of family and friends, with my support, medical and therapeutic teams headed up by my loving wife Pam, with warm and loving support from daughters Jillian (24), Carolyn (19), and Catherine (16).Thanks for this website. Great information. Great to know that I'm part of this enthusiastic Blue Team!Feel free to follow my progress and share information on the CaringBridge site set up by my younger sister Lori:http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/scottwrightMerry Christmas everyone!Scott Wright,Vadnais Heights, Minnesotap.s.
Thanks for sharing your story and manning the booth at the San Antonio Breast Surgery Conference. Between my diagnosis and my mastectomy my surgeon was there!Go Blue!!__________________
Nov 24, 2008 at 11:32 AM Has our site helped you? If so, how? yes..very informativeComments:Hello,I found your site and have found it to be very helpful. I'm a 42 yr old, and I have found a lump under my left breast about two months ago. I had a mammogram and ultrasound. It came back that I need a biopsy. I go tomorrow for the biopsy. Kinda worried about the outcome, just wish it was over and I knew the results. The lump seems to be growing rather fast the wife thinks it has about double in size since the mammogram/ultrasound. Well I'll keep ya'll updated and try to keep a positive out look till I find out different.Ya'll take care....James__________________
Oct 14, 2008 at 06:15 PM Are you a survivor of breast cancer? yesHas our site helped you? If so, how? yes , To hear other mens storiesComments: I am a 46 year male with stage 3 her2 positive invasive ductal carcenoma. I happen to bump into my chest when I first woke up in the morning. I noticed a lump, It seemed wierd at the time I thought it must be a cyst of some sort. MY wife scheduled an aapt. with my primary next day january 12th of this year. He scheduled a mammogam and ultrasound, then the gave me a core biopsy and the next day he called me and said I have breast cancer.
I then went into boston,ma dana farber cancer institute to get a second opinion which confirmed the diagonosis. So I already had a masectomy 2 rounds of chemo and 6 weeks of radiation. I have 9 more hercepton treatments and taking tamoxifen daily. My attitude is up and optimistic of the future. I look forward to spreading the of mbc and anyway I can help cancer patients. Sincerely Peter
Sept 30, 2008 at 03:55 PMAre you a survivor of breast cancer? ELhiUhnJzQHas our site helped you? If so, how? GbmeRvSINtOsComments:Indeed, if the first dimension were represented by a visible curvature only, it would be conceivable. Thus for every not plane continuum we can substitute a plane continuum of more dimensions
July 31, 2008 at 12:08 AMHas our site helped you? If so, how? Yes! Excellent information not found anywhere elseComments:Hi,I am 51 year old male and have a lump on my left breast. I am scheduled for a mammogram on Friday August 1st. I am somewhat nervous about the findings, in that my mother has breast cancer and underwent a radical mastectomy this past April. My father passed away from non-hodgkin's lymphoma in 2000. So, I am anxious but hopeful. This site helped me tremendously, as most sites are focused on women's breast cancer. I will keep in touch and let the community know the results. This site can be very therapeutic and I appreciate the information
June 13, 2008 at 10:31 AMAre you a survivor of breast cancer? So far, yes...Has our site helped you? If so, how? It seems that this site is a good place to start when looking for info regarding Male Breast Cancer.Comments:A little back story... In 1997 my brother-in-law Frank Garguola passed away from cancer at just 42 years of age. A devastating blow to our family as he was much loved. The type of guy that would give you the shirt of his back. Soon after his passing, I noticed a small lump in my right breast. Had Frank not recently passed, I probably would not have thought twice about it. During a routine visit, I pointed the lump out to my primary care Doc. He sent me for an ultra sound and I was told the results revealed a fatty tissue deposit (I forget the clinical term).However, I was told that if I noticed any changes I should report them and we would pursue it at that time. Well to be honest, I probably never thought much about it after that.
I mean, I knew it was there, but since there weren't any changes it was a non issue.Fast forward to sometime in maybe November or December of 2007. One morning I woke up and noticed a bruise in pretty much the same location as the lump. I wasn't sure where or how I got it, I just figured I got it carrying a parcel or bumping into something,(I'm A Letter Carrier and that time of the year, things can get hectic) Whatever. Again no big deal. It was just a bruise on my man titty(I find humor can be helpful). I didn't think much of it. Well the bruise ran it course but after-wards I did notice my man teet was a little tender, and maybe that lump was a little bigger than normal. (or perhaps it's a new one, the Docs think that maybe it is just a coincidence as it normally wouldn't take ten years to develop and that maybe the original lump has nothing to do with my present situation. I wonder...)Should my primary care Doc have included my breast as part of my annual exam?
To my knowledge, neither one of us ever mentioned it after the initial findings. Also I was prescribed testosterone to treat "Low T". Is there a link between hormone therapy and breast cancer in men? Again, I wonder.Current day. I am 49 years old. In March of 2008 I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Six samples were taken during the biopsy and the initial pathology reported DCIS (Ductal Carcinoma In Situ) .We were hopeful as DCIS does not spread.However I was cautioned that DCIS was pretty rare in men. Sure enough after having a mastectomy in April of 2008 the pathology of the tumor came back stating that the tumor was 30% invasive. (T2 N0 M0) Treatments will include 4 treatments of chemo (A, C) one every two weeks followed by 4 more treatments (T) one every 3 weeks. Also recommended is 6 1/2 weeks of radiation following the chemo. So far I have tolerated the Chemo well (I've had 2 treatments). However I am concerned about about the pending Radiation, as I am very fair skinned and feel this treatment will inhibit my ability to work. Is it necessary? Then on the other hand, I don't want a recurrence sometime down the road. What to do?Your thoughts, experiences and advice are welcome.Peace and Good Health.