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The Male Breast  Cancer Blog

by HIS Breast Cancer Awareness

A cancer diagnosis is cruel at anytime, but it is especially difficult during the holidays. A time that is supposed to be spent with family in a warm home surrounded by enough food to feed a stadium is turned into long days in the hospital being poked by doctors and nurses, not knowing what the future holds.

This was the case for Heather Von St. James, an 11-year mesothelioma survivor. She was diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer that affects the lining of the lungs...

“My body had a mind of its own. I needed to take control, for my mind, my health and my soul.” 

I decided to go to Hilton Head Health (H3) at a not-so-perfect time in my life. I had just recently received my third diagnosis of breast cancer since the age of 37.  With the third diagnosis being invasive, the following procedures and medication lead to a complete devastation to my overall system. My body seemed to have a mind of its own, and I decided it was time for me to take control.

Something I h...

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