Hello Protectthepecs, Twinship, Bob and John,
I want to welcome you men to this new group. Basically it can be anything we want it to be as long as it helps us go through our journey. Please trust each other and use each other as a place to get help, have questions answered and seek support. Most importantly, be honest.
This disease, like all other cancers, sucks. However, male breast cancer also comes along with other social stigma issues, as you know, and a major lack of research specific to breast cancer in a male, testosterone environment. Men with breast cancer are also ignored by the 99.99% of other breast cancer survivors. So, men need to find ways to be each others brothers-in -arms.
In the interest of transparency let me be the first to share. I do not have breast cancer, I do have 5 other primary cancers. They include Thyroid, Renal, Melanoma, metastatic prostate cancer and a rare (rarer than male breast cancer) cancer called appendiceal cancer.
For the last 8 years I have been working with other men with cancer. Together, we find a way to help and support each other. This is why I have started this group, because there is NOTHING else out there.
Please feel free to share and ask each other questions.
By the way, I live in Brooklyn N.Y.