In 2015, David found out he was one of approximately 370 men in the UK to develop breast cancer each year. Here, he tells us about his experience.
I just never thought it would be me
David was diagnosed with primary breast cancer after discovering a lump under his nipple that he initially believed was a result of an injury. The news didn’t entirely surprise him, but it was tricky to deal with.
After surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and hormone therapy, David was given the all clear. Unfortunately, two years after his initial diagnosis, he found out that his cancer had spread to his lungs and that he had secondary breast cancer.
Tune in to hear about how he and his family have taken the news, as well as how breast cancer has impacted his day-to-day life.
NB: This podcast was recorded before the coronavirus pandemic was affecting the UK, and so mentions of spending time in public spaces predate what is currently happening.
Just when you mention the word cancer, quite a lot of people become quite awkward and don’t really know what to say – and I have to admit that the same thing would have applied to me a few years ago.
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