Boobs

“All the tests are back. I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but it’s breast cancer.”

Hearing that from the doctor sucked the wind out of my lungs. So many of my friends knew someone who had it or dealt with it themselves. My knowledge about all the stages, chemo, double mastectomies, nausea, perky replacement breasts, and weed could fill a book. I never thought I would become the latest story in my circle.

“Mark, it’s advanced. Stage 3. We’ll need to make some decisions about your options fairly quickly. The good news is you’ll lose the moobs.”

NOTE – While it is rare, about 1 out of every 100 breast cancers diagnosed in the United States is found in a man. About 500 men a year lose their lives to the disease. Everyone, check your breasts regularly!