2 years ago today, I lost my dad to breast cancer

Male breast cancer - Men get breast cancer
United States
December 30, 2006 8:41pm CST
Yes, that is right. 2 years ago today, I lost my dad to a battle against breast cancer. He was originally diagnosed in 1998 with breast cancer (male) and was almost 5 years clean of it when it came back in his lungs, stomach, and brain. It continually spread in his body and finally took him from us. Please be aware and knowledgeable that men can get breast cancer as well. Most men die from it because it is so rare and undetected. Men get the same signs women get - spots in there chest or underarms, leakage from their breasts, etc. Men need to do self breast exams as well and not let a doctor tell them it is nothing. Demand to have a mammogram. Go to www.malebreastcancer.org for more information.
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@Stephanie5 (2947)
• United States
18 Jan 07
Wow, I did not know this! I would of never ever thought it either. Wow! Thank you for sharing. I'm sorry for the loss of your father. I just lost mine on Oct.31, 2006. It is really hard to deal with....
• United States
20 Jan 07
I am sorry to hear about your loss as well. It is never an easy thing to go through.
@pendragon (3354)
• United States
31 Dec 06
I am sorry for the loss of your father, and thanks for getting the word out about this terrible disease, i will let people know as well. god bless.
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• United States
31 Dec 06
thank you very much for helping spread the word.
@cdirock (290)
• United States
31 Dec 06
I'm sorry to hear about your dad. Thank you for your information on this subject.
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• United States
31 Dec 06
thank you for your reply. you are welcome for the info.