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Man Boobs/ Breast/ Chest?

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Hello Dear Family,

I hope and pray this finds everyone as great as possible❤

Has anyone found anything better in the clothing to make the man boobs look not as big. Elgie had tried some years ago and was not comfortable in them. I was wondering if they've made anything better that someone here may have tried and are pleased with. He is feeling more self conscious lately.

Thanks so very much,

🌻Jackie

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My Carhart Bib overalls seem to do the trick.. but then I live in small town (1200) in farming/logging area , so they look normal up here.

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Lulu700 in reply to Shooter1

Carhart rocks. I’ve got a jacket from 1989. When I asked my uro about chopping the boys . He said “ who’s going to see it anyway”? Good day Shooter.

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erjlg3 in reply to Shooter1

We live in a small amish town. That's a great idea! Thanks a bunch.

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monte1111 in reply to Shooter1

Is that where Deliverance was filmed?

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erjlg3 in reply to monte1111

🤣🤣🤣

Why not try to get rid of them with tamoxifen 20 mg/day?

Tamoxifen works. I stopped taking it because of the incremental side effects though. I’m scheduled for the radiation that Guitar mentioned.

Radiation doesn't work as well, and won't reverse what is already there.

Which side effects? If blood clots, you can get a transdermal tamoxifen that will not cause them.

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erjlg3 in reply to Tall_Allen

WOW!! From the doctor TallAllen?

How long does it take to work?

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erjlg3 in reply to StayPositive1

What were the side effects stay positive?

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StayPositive1 in reply to erjlg3

For me it caused anxiety and irritability. I had a lot of starts and stops before I gave it up. I think it’s worth a try because it does work.

Boob radiation didn’t work for me plus they overcooked and now my moobs are pink.

Correction: it’s possible the radiation prevented more growth but hard to know.

Oh shoot

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erjlg3 in reply to squidlicious

0oh N0!

What were your side effects to tamoxifen?

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erjlg3 in reply to Tall_Allen

Really Tall Allen's? Is this a supplement?

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Tall_Allen in reply to erjlg3

Not a supplement. The doctor has to prescribe it.

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erjlg3 in reply to Tall_Allen

Do you have a brand? It will take them away?

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Tall_Allen in reply to erjlg3

For the transdermal? A compounding pharmacy will make it to the doctor's prescription. 20 mg pills will take them away if they haven't settled in too long.

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erjlg3 in reply to Tall_Allen

Thanks so much TallAllen!!!

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erjlg3 in reply to Tall_Allen

They've settled in a long time now...

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Tall_Allen in reply to erjlg3

Once connective tissue forms, tamoxifen can no longer reverse it. A dermatologist can inject cortisone into it, which will dissolve the mammary tissue. If that doesn't work, scraping it out surgically is the only option.

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erjlg3 in reply to Tall_Allen

Thank you TallAllen!!

If the man breasts are being caused by the cancer drugs talk with a radiologist oncologist. there is something they can do to stop the process from getting worse but not reverse anything. It has worked for me.

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Lulu700 in reply to guitar116ce

Hey guitar! So , you were radiated for this? How did that go for you?

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guitar116ce in reply to Lulu700

Yes, 3 short sessions to each breast. That has stop any further development because the drugs. It won’t decrease or reverse what was there already.

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Lulu700 in reply to guitar116ce

Anything to help! Great job. Mine really don’t bother me much yet😷👍

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doc1947g in reply to Lulu700

I think mine are pectoral muscle(soft),

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erjlg3 in reply to guitar116ce

Thank you guitar. He's upset with the size already. He's thinking of zapping.

My best to Elgie! A man-zeer..? Brozeer? I hope that he’s not like meatloaf in fight club.? I think I’m working only on an a-cup myself. I try to stay covered to spare the wife the visual details of my demise. Self esteem and my ego flew out the window long ago for me. I don’t look into mirrors . I avoided my own reflection. Much love to you❤️

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erjlg3 in reply to Lulu700

His are growing. He knows he should have had the radiation zap long ago. It doesn't bother me, it bothers him. Hugs LuLu.

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VHRguy in reply to erjlg3

For what it's worth, my radiation oncologist was not a fan of irradiating breasts to avoid gynecomastia. He suggested eventual surgery if they really bothered me.

I figured if the guy who makes money administering radiation wasn't in favor of that, I'd agree with him.

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erjlg3 in reply to VHRguy

That's interesting VHR!

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erjlg3 in reply to Lulu700

You look Fab LuLu!❤

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Lulu700 in reply to erjlg3

Oh yah? So nice to say . I don’t look into mirrors. Ego gone ❤️❤️😎

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erjlg3 in reply to Lulu700

Do you recall what to type in for these bro zeers LuLu?

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Lulu700 in reply to erjlg3

I have no idea .. There must be something ?😩✌️

Yeah, I haven't experienced this problem yet, tho' I'm doing yoga & gym to move everything around

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erjlg3 in reply to Timo2021

I hope it stays that way Tim! Great job!

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Timo2021 in reply to erjlg3

Yeah, thanks ! Divorce & then a diagnosis of Prostate Cancer at 70 rocked my world !Otherwise,in excellent health

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erjlg3 in reply to Timo2021

I'm sorry Tim 😢

Hmm... Hey Jackie,

I'm crazy and maybe obsessed about my attire and "looks" at age 72 and (many members of the forum may think I'm just plain crazy😋)

So, need a few details:

Age, height, waist, weight and most importantly, your desired fashion "look"

Here is a pic of me last winter"

Now this is after HDR Brachy, 25 days of IMRT, Casodex, lupron, Zytiga and prednisone!

Now in my humble opinion, I'm the essence of "cool" (its in my DNA!)

However, "Darling wife of 48 years", refers to me, occasionally, as a real ahole!🤔

Hmm...

After ADT!
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erjlg3 in reply to westof

🤣🤣🤣 You look great Westof!!!

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Timo2021 in reply to westof

Yeah, you look great westof! You might want to drop the denim and go with Prana skinny blacks & a pair of Adidas Gazelles.Your wife is worried you got too much. street cred.

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maley2711 in reply to westof

significance of spray can? have man boobs? ifso, looks like bulky sweatshirt works well?

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westof in reply to maley2711

The photo came from a 2020 post re: Covid garb:

"So, here is my self defense kit:

1) Multiple N 95 masks.

2) Thin winter left hand glove (for opening doors), which I continually spray with...

3) Seventh Generation disinfectant. It claims to kill 99.99 germs and viruses and its not caustic, like Lysol. One day I made the mistake of opening a door with my RIGHT hand!😧 I just gave it a short spritz and went on my merry way.

Now, I don't post often (reply a lot) and if you don't hear from me in the next few weeks...

Just chalk it up to another failed experiment 😢."

No man boobs. At the time of my dx (3 years ago) my weight was 168.

It dropped to 161 during ADT and is now 154 after I tapered off Z & P in January.

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monte1111 in reply to westof

Really had some questions about that photo, until I read your answers. Yes, you are the essence of cool.

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westof in reply to monte1111

Hey Monte, after reading all of your posts and remembering many of your replies; it has occurred to me that YOU really define "cool", compassion and intelligence😇!

Best

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Boywonder56 in reply to westof

Looke like graffiti artiste

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westof in reply to Boywonder56

Hmm... Hey BW, very astute observation!

Only problem is that I'm lacking in any artistic talent.

You’re not crazy . Just occasionally ? That’s not bad. Dmso is taking my thumb tendon pain down! Thank God!

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westof in reply to Lulu700

DMSO rocks! After just a week, my aching hands, are almost as good as they were 10 years ago!

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Lulu700 in reply to westof

Bueno! 😎

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erjlg3 in reply to Lulu700

What's DMSO LuLu....I have severe thumb and hand pain.

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Shooter1 in reply to erjlg3

dimethyl sulfoxide gel formula is what I use. Also liquid available. Sorry, not approved for human use. Horse meds work well if not ingested (JMHO).

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westof in reply to Shooter1

Hey Shooter, I use NO Odor 99.995% Pharma Grade liquid DMSO. I get a roll on applicator from Amazon (DMSO store).

WebMD goes into great depth explaining:

webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingre...

Here is an interesting review from WebMD:

"I grew up on a ranch in the 1950's and we always had DMSO in the barn, because it is HORSE LINAMENT! Having four generations all living on the ranch at the same time, I was not aware that as my relatives got older, they began putting 12 drops under their tongue, twice a day (which is what I have done, since my mid-30's). My great grand-father told me that he took it like that because it kept his arteries soft and pliable (no plaque or clots), plus, it just made him feel better. He was 110 when he died of natural causes and all of the old-timers in my family lived to their mid-90's. His wife, my great-grandmother died from complications of a broken hip, when she was 101. None of the old-folks in my family died of cancer or any type of disease. The ranch is still in my family, and for those who don't live there anymore, I am sure they did not use DMSO, because they have died in their mid-80's and only a few in their early 90's. Look on the label, if it says USP, then it is as safe as any health-store supplement with the same rating. I am sharing this, here, only to inform of it's effects to me and my family. Live long and prosper!"

Hmm... YMMV!😃

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erjlg3 in reply to westof

WOW!!!!! That's incredible Westof!!!

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Boywonder56 in reply to westof

Is that the stuff years ago people had to go to Mexico to get for rheumatoid arthritis

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westof in reply to Boywonder56

No, its been around for awhile:

"DMSO, or dimethyl sulfoxide, is a by-product of paper making. It comes from a substance found in wood. DMSO has been used as an industrial solvent since the mid-1800s. From about the mid-20th century, researchers have explored its use as an anti-inflammatory agent"

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Lulu700 in reply to erjlg3

You can buy it on Amazon. There is a frankincense dmso topical cream. I got it last week.It’s melting tendon pain in my thumb ..it can dissolve pain👏👍

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erjlg3 in reply to Lulu700

Tham LuLu🙂🙂🙂

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Lulu700 in reply to erjlg3

❤️

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Lulu700 in reply to erjlg3

Try it ! You’ll like it!

There is an operation that they remove the tissue that both men & women have to produce the Boobs. Is costly but is permanent.

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Lulu700 in reply to ARIES29

Ouch!😳

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erjlg3 in reply to ARIES29

Breast reduction. Yes expensive 😉

Just a minor speed bump in the PCa road! Since it's summer all year long here in Thailand I never wear a shirt while in my condo and none of my friends even notice them anymore!

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Lulu700 in reply to ronronHU

Ronron I left my ego in the dumpster when I chopped the boys. Man tits . No biggie. Now if I get Double DD’s then it’s an issue. I see e-2 and maybe even t in my future. ?? Take care Amigo!

A set of good suspenders will tamp down his profile and hold his pants up in the bargain.

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Lulu700 in reply to npaulson1

😂👏🏼👏🏼

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Lulu700 in reply to Lulu700

I’ve thought about suspenders. Never had a pair. 🧐. I have a lump of coal for a prostate and hate anything around my abdomen.🧐

A single radiation to each breast before starting ADT is the way to go to avoid the problem altogether.

Seinfield Solution

youtu.be/quzRzYQ5Xwo

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erjlg3 in reply to jac_j_sp

Couldn't open 😵

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Lulu700 in reply to erjlg3

It works now

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Lulu700 in reply to jac_j_sp

The fabled Manzier? Hilarious indeed! 😂😂👏🏼👏🏼

Losing as much body fat as possible and gaining strength and fitness, along with the tamoxifen is his best solution. Side effects are not likely at all.

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erjlg3 in reply to London441

To me he seems s0o thin. He does some strength exercises. He says he has to or he's done. Does anyone have a brand of Tamoxifen and how long it takes to work?

Called gynocomastia there are compression under shirts that are made for this purpose. I had this years ago and had plastic surgery to remove them. It was covered by BC/BS

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erjlg3 in reply to Marshb52

Wow!!! Covered by insurance awesome! I'm not sure he would do that. Covered is incredible. What did you have to say to have it covered Marshb?

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Marshb52 in reply to erjlg3

My plastic surgeons secretary did it. They submitted lots of pictures It can be done

Yeah it sucks having a woman’s body but this is where weight training is so crucial….

Man boobs aren’t bothering me yet. My wife says they don’t bother her other than making her jealous because of their perkiness.😃

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erjlg3 in reply to Atlasjack

🤣🤣🤣

I wear Magellan fisherman’s shirt. They seem to be covering them up good so far.

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erjlg3 in reply to Atlasjack

Thanks Atlas Jack!!

I went to Costa Rica in 2012 to have my little titties taken out. Looked horrible on a slender guy. It cost me around three thousand including travel. Very good result at a top notch cosmetic surgery facility. I enjoyed some tourism while I was there. It's a 45 minute procedure and plastic surgeons up here wanted $15K, insurance doesn't pay. Women get all the breast cosmetic surgery they want after cancer. Not fair. So effectively I've had a double mastectomy . . . 😀 btw, tamoxifen and breast bud radiation were of no help for me.

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erjlg3 in reply to awb1

Thanks so much awb1!!!

I hear that radiation treatment will reduce this issue.

I have found that the Duluth Trading "No-Yank Shelf Bra Tank" works great as an undershirt. Everything is stable and minimized with it. It just reads under clothing like a regular tank-style t-shirt. You just have to get over the words associated with the garment!

duluthtrading.com/womens-no...

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erjlg3 in reply to VHRguy

Thanks so much VHRguy! Thanks so much for the link too!!

Just beginning to have the same issue. ADT for 8 months. Check this information site; cancernetwork.com/view/comp... Sounds like there are various possible 'treatments' , some more likely to cause additional problems,--- or expenses. I will ask my oncologists .

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erjlg3 in reply to btca

Thanks so much for the link and info btca!!!!

Screw more treatments .....they are my cancer freak flag.....if my kneck was more flexible....just thinkin.....ooops

When I finally get myself together

I'm going to get down in that sunny southern weather (CSNY).

Like looking in my mirror and seeing a police car . But now I don't have to worry cuz I got my medical card

Yes and no ha.When I applied for medical a bad thought came that when they run my plates my legal status shows up so they will assume I am stoned.

Just paranoia still on my part.

Side note. Several years ago I inherited a car from my son. Nice ride. Decked out with the wheels, tires, tuned exhaust, tinted windows etc.

Told a friend at work I liked it but worried its cop bait.

He said "No. They see you and just go " Oh, old guy ".

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erjlg3 in reply to Boywonder56

🤣🤣🤣

My man boobs look even better now with a double tunneled catheter hanging it's red and blue tips down over my right breast. .and the nice purple line under my skin up to my neck's jugular vein. Don't hardly see the boobs at all.

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erjlg3 in reply to Shooter1

He forgot about his boobs shooter. Blessings🌻

Just wear a loose fitting shirt!

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