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Grade 1 invasive ductal carcinoma in a male

Breast Cancer | Last Active: Jan 30 5:11pm | Replies (11)

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Hi, sorry to hear about your husbands news. I am a male breast cancer survivor (5.5yrs). I was informed of a grade 2 breast cancer shortly after biopsy at age 60. Not good news and very scary at the time. It would be nearly a week later before I had findings from pathology to know more about the specifics of the cancer. I really didn't know more, but the breast cancer care team did. It's a nerve wracking time waiting for the details to know what the treatment plan may be, but do try to remain calm.
For me the journey included surgery (a lumpectomy), followed by radiation, then 5 years on a drug called Tamoxifen. I know it's a scary time, but give time for detail to surface. There is light at the end of the tunnel. If your husband would like to be in contact with another male that has lived through this disease, feel free to reach out to me.

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Thank you so much. It sounds like you are doing good.

The initial diagnosis was scary. We met with a breast surgeon yesterday. My husband is grade one so she said the cancer is totally treatable and curable. He is 100% ER positive and still waiting for the final report back on PR and HER2. He did a chest X-ray, Ultrasound and lab work to gain more information. He is going on a ski trip next week. The following week he is scheduled for a mastectomy. It feels good to have answers and a treatment plan.

Tell me abut your recovery.