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    BREAST CANCER,  BREAST CANCER AWARENESS,  COMMUNITY,  MALE BC,  MEN GET BC,  MENT GET BC TOO,  metastatic breast cancer

    A Thought On Divisions: A Day In The Life of a Stage IV Breast Cancer Patient

    A Thought on Divisions October 31, 2018 By Leah Taylor I’ve been thinking about an issue I’ve noticed in the breast cancer community over the last eight years. Eight years you say? Yup, eight years. Interesting story… about 5 months after diagnosis #1 in my breast cancer story in the fall of 2010, I went to a famous breast cancer website and went to the stage IV area to ask a valid question. (I went to the stage IV area because I was told I had an 87% chance of a second primary diagnosis or a very high chance of mets, etc…due to a BRCA mutation issue.) At that time,…

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    BREAST CANCER,  COMMUNITY,  MALE BC,  MEN GET BC

    Stand Up For Your Beliefs

      By: Steve Del Gardo For the last several years, well mostly the last 5 years, I have read many articles, posts on social media on how people are imposing their beliefs on others when it involves cancer. Telling us how to use certain words to describe our cancer journey or how we should feel. Telling us not to use certain words or how we should live our lives. I have also come to realize that there are lot of negative people in our cancer circle more than the positive ones. And sometimes, well most of the time, these two forces fight against each other. IT NEEDS TO STOP! ALL…

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    BREAST CANCER,  MALE BC,  MEN GET BC

    Reinventing Yourself After Cancer: What is Your Passion?

       By: Steve Del Gardo It has been 5 ½ years since I have been diagnosed with breast cancer and since then I have been advocating for my cancer foundation, Protect The Pecs, in an effort to raise awareness about male breast cancer. It hasn’t been easy but yet I have found it has been rewarding in knowing that the message is finally getting received globally through speeches to writing articles for various blogs…..however, I want to do more with my life. It has been established that Steve Del Gardo is a breast cancer survivor, but I don’t want that to define my existence. I am more than that. I am…

  • BREAST CANCER,  COMMUNITY,  MALE BC,  MEN GET BC

    This Mundane World of Ours

    By: Ambrose Kirkland We live in a world where people simply seem to forget things so easily now a day.  They’ve become so mundane about life. No glory, gore or guts is just another day for most people. We, meaning someone like me, a man who was diagnosed with breast cancer, our world, and our lives simply change. Being diagnosed with breast cancer as a man isn’t only about going to the doctor and having mammograms. It’s about having a surgery that only a woman is supposed to have. It’s about having your breast, yes breast removed.  It’s about you feeling less of a man than you already feel because…