Patient Comments: Male Breast Cancer - Diagnosis

Please describe the events that led to a diagnosis of male breast cancer.

Comment from: carolk, 35-44 Male (Caregiver) Published: June 07

My brother had a small BB-sized lump on his breast for years. He's a mechanic and said one day a wrench slipped and the pain was so bad it took him to his knees. Soon after, the lump started growing. He thought it was from a hit he had taken and that it would eventually get better. When he finally went to the doctor, the doctor said he'd do a biopsy but felt sure it wasn't cancer. The surgeon who did the biopsy said yes it is cancer, and he could tell because this lump had grown so big that he could actually feel the tail of the cancer that had made its way around my brother's side. My brother was 48 at the time of his surgery. His cancer is stage 4 and had spread throughout his body and bones. My brother is a five-year cancer survivor. He's still receiving chemo.

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