Male breast cancer

Friday 2 August, 2013 by James

Two years ago I discovered that I had a lump in my left breast. It was diagnosed as being malignant and I had a mastectomy. I was prescribed Tamoxifen for 5 years but no need for chemotherapy or radiation.

Last month I noticed a lump in my right breast and after the necessary tests I was told that it was malignant and I had another mastectomy. My surgeon said that two male mastectomies was a case for the record books!

I have fully recovered from the operation and I am carrying on with my life. I walk every day and play Bowls twice a week.

I also suffer chronic lower back pain (Sciatica) and have an implant for Spinal Cord Stimulation. I have Wet Aged Macular Degeneration for which I have regular injections in my eyes to keep it under control. I have hearing aids, but still have my own teeth. So that is my story.


If you or someone you know has cancer and you would like to speak with an experienced cancer nurse please call our Helpline on 13 11 20. See our breast cancer section for more information about this cancer type and its treatment.

Updated: 02 Aug, 2013