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What it's like to be a man with breast cancer

Douglas Harper had no idea that men could get breast cancer. Until he was diagnosed with it aged 49. Here he candidly describes his experience. Douglas Harper 54, from London. He's a father of five who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012 aged 49, three days before his 50th birthday. He had no idea that men could get breast cancer, and neither did his partner, family or friends. And we imagine you didn't either. Here's what you need to know to protect yourself and the men in your life: It started with a cyst "Towards the end of 2011, I noticed what I thought was a cyst on my left nipple. As a typical man I just left it and thought it would go away – it's what men do isn't it? And then ju

Father's Day Life Saving Tips

Do the men in your life know they can be diagnosed with breast cancer? Do men realize they have breast too? On Father’s Day you’re probably thinking about the family of men in your life. In addition to your father or father in law or husband, you probably send wishes to sons, brothers, uncles, friends and neighbors. This Father’s Day would be a great opportunity to help make them all aware that breast cancer is not just a woman’s disease. With conversations today about pandemics, race, equality, transgender, etc., it's important we learn that men everywhere are at risk of breast cancer too!We talk about different diseases and tragedies all the time with our families, so why not discuss Male

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