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Video: The Man Who Beat Breast Cancer
The man who beat breast cancer
Michael decided to talk about his illness only a year and a half after the completion of treatment.
Michael Singer. Photo: MALE BREAST CANCER COALITION /
In 2010, Michael Singer went to see a doctor for a small lump in the area of his left nipple. The doctor ordered a biopsy, which concluded that Michael had stage II breast cancer.
Singer was surprised, he believed that men did not suffer from breast (breast) cancer. Indeed, this disease is not so common - in men, breast cancer occurs 100 times less often than in women.
Michael's sister, now 56, died of breast cancer two years before he was diagnosed. He decided to hide it - he did not tell anyone except his wife what form of cancer he was diagnosed with. “I felt like a freak,” Singer recalls. He received the necessary treatment, including a mastectomy operation.
He decided to talk about his illness only a year and a half after the completion of treatment. He was pushed to this by watching a program about men who beat breast cancer. It turned out that there is even a Male Breast Cancer Coalition.
Its founder is 30-year-old Bret Miller, who was diagnosed seven years after a strange lump formed under his right nipple. Bret calls his experience terrifying and created this Union to help and warn men.
Michael soon became a member and activist of this organization. He considers it important to disseminate information about breast cancer in men - many patients do not go to the doctor in a timely manner, this leads to the fact that the treatment is ineffective, and, unfortunately, a lethal outcome is inevitable.
It is known that the pink ribbon is a symbol of the fight against breast cancer. Stinger, on the other hand, and other men faced with this diagnosis, believe that "you need to add some blue to this pink ocean." He is no longer ashamed of having had breast cancer and demonstrates to men how to self-diagnose.
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Michael Singer had ignored the small lump under his left nipple for months, when he finally decided on a whim to mention it to his doctor during an exam in December 2010.