Men can get breast cancer, too

October 31, 2019

Men can get breast cancer, too

Roland Taylor, 69, has faced considerable struggles in life, at times battling homelessness and addiction. Two years ago, he felt a lump in his chest, but ignored it until he discovered that it had grown.  He went to the doctor and was shocked to learn that he had breast cancer.

Now that he's had a mastectomy and has finished his course of chemotherapy, he's sharing his story in hopes that men won't be afraid to see a doctor immediately if they feel a lump in their chest.

Dr. Rachel Yung, a medical oncologist with UW Medicine and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, says the treatment for breast cancer is the same for men and women. She explains what men should do to recognize symptoms early. 

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