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Clive: To be diagnosed with male breast cancer, you feel slightly out of your own environment, if you like. Unless you've had somebody within your family who has had treatment for breast cancer, I don't think many men realize what the treatments are and what they involved and how long they are.
I don't think that they understand just exactly how life-altering the situation can be for you, and that it can have long-term effects on all sorts of aspects of your life.
Debra Horsman, Breast Care Nurse Specialist: It's particularly difficult for men because breast cancer is predominantly a women's disease and that's; no men would every really believe that that could ever happen to them.
And that men actually don't tend to go to the doctor with health issues. Maybe don't want to saying that perhaps there's something wrong in the breast area, and would ignore even the symptoms that maybe a woman would pick up on much earlier.
Graham: The worst thing about breast cancer as a male is that it's a female disease in many people's minds. It's a shock that you've got cancer. But then there's all the people around who do not know that men can get male; males can get breast cancer.
And so you're having to help people with that as well as the fact that you've got cancer.
Debra Horsman: Just like women, men should go to the GP straightaway, as soon as they find anything, obviously, in the chest area.
Either a lump or a swelling. An inversion of the nipple. Any discharge from the nipple, particularly blood.
And they should actively seek out seeing the GP as quickly as they possibly could.
Also, the area to look is under the arm. If there is any swelling there, it is an indication that this could be related to breast cancer.
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