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Topic: Men and breast cancer

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

Posted on: Oct 22, 2018 04:04PM

wintersocks wrote:


Not sure if this link will work; tech not my best

https://theconversation.com/stop-marginalising-men-with-breast-cancer-104873?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Latest%20from%20The%20Con


Dx 2/20/2012, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 4/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/22/2012 Doxil (doxorubicin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 8/28/2012 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy 9/9/2012 Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy 9/15/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes
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Oct 23, 2018 04:15AM Traveltext wrote:

The link works, thanks.

There's not many men visiting BCO these days. In any case, I hang around in case the odd one drops in.


NED breast and prostate cancer. More on Male BC

Dx 03/14, IBC, Lgth. 2cm, Stge IIIB, Gde 2B, ER+/PR+, HER2- ; FEC x3, Taxol x3; Mx & 2/23 nodes; Rads x 33; now on tamoxofin.

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Oct 23, 2018 02:08PM SafetyGuy wrote:

Thanks for hanging around. Diagnosed Oct 17, 2018. Surgery and sentinel node biopsy Nov 16, 2018. Just starting the journey. So far everyone has been very supportive.

Dx 10/17/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
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Oct 23, 2018 02:26PM SafetyGuy wrote:

For all the men out there, if you feel a lump do not hesitate to have it checked out. My only symptom was a hard, palpable , immobile, painless lump in my left breast 1.7 cm x 1.2cm x 1.4cm in size. My radiologist and sonographer gave it a BI-RADS 5 score. Which means >95% chance of malignancy. The biopsy was a only a little unpleasant. It came back as Invasive Ductal Carcinoma (IDC) the most common breast cancer in men. Estrogen positive, Progesterone positive and HER2 negative, My lymph nodes looked clear on ultrasound but the sentinel node biopsy will give the true picture. The one area of concern was the tumor grade of 2-3. So a pretty high grade tumor but not totally a 3, which is good. Surgery and the Sentinel Node Biopsy are scheduled for Nov 16 only 4 weeks after diagnosis. The surgeon will send the tumor off for ONCOTYPE DX test. So unless I have node involvement or a high ONCO score, no Chemo! Radiation is still in play because the tumor is close to the skin. Surgery will tell if there is skin involvement. If so, then radiation. But as of right now just a complete mastectomy and hormonal treatment (tamoxifen).

Dx 10/17/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
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Oct 24, 2018 03:45AM Traveltext wrote:

Welcome SafetyGuy. It's great to hear that you and your team are on the case without delay. Your ++- gene expression is a typical guy result and glad to hear you may dodge chemo. The rads are pretty essential.

Do you have any bc in your family? What age are you.? Where are you located? I'm here to support you in any way I can.


NED breast and prostate cancer. More on Male BC

Dx 03/14, IBC, Lgth. 2cm, Stge IIIB, Gde 2B, ER+/PR+, HER2- ; FEC x3, Taxol x3; Mx & 2/23 nodes; Rads x 33; now on tamoxofin.

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Oct 24, 2018 07:58AM - edited Oct 24, 2018 08:01AM by SafetyGuy

To answer your questions I lost an aunt (Father's sister) in 2016 to BC. Quite a bit of cancer on my father's side of the family. Both my father and his brother lost their battle with kidney cancer. My dad's 2 sisters had BC and my grandfather( Dad's father ) was lost to prostate cancer, but at the ripe old age of 86. I am turning 56 on Oct 31. I live in Chesapeake, Virginia. It has been on my bucket list to take a trip down under.

Dx 10/17/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
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Oct 24, 2018 08:00AM SafetyGuy wrote:

Beacause of the the family history of rare cancers in the family genetic testing was done. BRAC1, BRAC2 and p53 in particular.

Dx 10/17/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
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Oct 25, 2018 04:11AM Traveltext wrote:

I'm sorry to hear of your family histories of different cancers. Certainly these are likely factors in your diagnosis. Were any of those genetic mutations found in DNA testing by you?


NED breast and prostate cancer. More on Male BC

Dx 03/14, IBC, Lgth. 2cm, Stge IIIB, Gde 2B, ER+/PR+, HER2- ; FEC x3, Taxol x3; Mx & 2/23 nodes; Rads x 33; now on tamoxofin.

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Oct 25, 2018 07:20AM SafetyGuy wrote:

So far none. Negative for BRAC1, BRAC2 and p53. Broader testing is underway.

Dx 10/17/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)

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