By Cristina Hodgson • 26 November 2019 • 21:30
ENGLISH NEWS: A MALE BREST CANCER SURVIVOR ALWAYS ADVISED TO ATTEND ROUTINE CHECK-UPS IN A BLOUSE AND SKIRT
A MALE breast cancers survivor says hospital staff always assume he’s a lady until they meet him in person as a result that so few males get the illness.
According to statistics male breast cancer makes up less than 1% of all cases of breast cancer.
Tony Herbert, 72, was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer in January 2011 after finding a lump in his right nipple which he had ignored for five months.
As Euro Weekly News understands, just three days after his diagnosis, Mr Herbert went under the knife for a gruelling two-hour single mastectomy of his right breast.
The pensioner stated he felt remoted being one in every of few males on the ward throughout chemotherapy and felt like he was battling the stigma of a ‘woman’s illness’.
According to the Daily Mail, Tony’s mammogram letters always advise him to wear a “blouse” and a “skirt” in order for him to get dressed “rapidly.
And hospital employees typically presume it’s his spouse, Brenda, who’s there for the appointment, Mr Herbert admits saying he has to “laugh it off”
A lump, mass and change in the feel or position of the breast are among the most common symptoms of breast cancer. Other symptoms may include:
Breast cancer may occur in men at any age, but it usually occurs in men between 60 and 70 years of age. Male breast cancer makes up less than 1% of all cases of breast cancer.
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