Topic: Podcast: Men Have Breasts, Too: Diagnosed With Male BC

Forum: Male Breast Cancer — For men who have been diagnosed or are at high risk.

Posted on: Nov 8, 2016 02:25PM

Posted on: Nov 8, 2016 02:25PM

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Men Have Breasts, Too: Diagnosed With Male Breast Cancer, November 2, 2016

In August 2016, Stephen Sala found a small lump on the right side of his chest. His doctor thought it was a cyst, but scheduled an ultrasound to be sure. His ultrasound results were concerning, so he had a mammogram the same day, followed a needle biopsy about a week later. The results showed breast cancer. He was 41. He decided to have a bilateral mastectomy to reduce his risk of contralateral disease; pathology results showed that he had cancer in his left chest as well. As he went through diagnosis and treatment, Steve experienced a number of awkward situations. Almost all mammography offices are in women's health care centers, with no consideration for men. Forms asked when he had his last period, how many children he had given birth to, and if he was in menopause.

Listen to the podcast to hear Stephen talk about:

  • how he came to terms with a breast cancer diagnosis
  • his ideas on how the process can be made less clumsy for men
  • how he talked to his children about his diagnosis
  • how he found support
  • advice he would offer other men

Running time: 19:13

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Feb 10, 2017 08:09AM cliff wrote:

My tv video is on KAKE.com click on Kake on your side, then buddycheck10. my video is the one with the old fart beside the Christmas tree. the buddy check 10 is a series they have on to have people choose a "buddy" and call them on the tenth of each month to remind to check for breast cancer.

without a bit of humor, cancer can be real scarry.

Dx 3/16/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, 2/21 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 4/1/2016 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Mar 9, 2017 02:26PM cliff wrote:

here it is. http://www.kake.com/category/318916/buddy-check-10 the one with the Christmas tree is mine. this is my second interview with them, I cant find the first.

Dx 3/16/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, 2/21 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 4/1/2016 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)

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