Many people throughout the Kansas City area are familiar with the story of 2004 SM East graduate Bret Miller, who was diagnosed with breast cancer at 24. In a few weeks, hundreds of thousands of people across the country will have heard his story as well.
Miller is one of two male breast cancer survivors who will be featured on a March 3 episode of Katie Couric’s nationally syndicated talk show. The other? “Shaft” star Richard Roundtree. The two taped a segment about men who face the disease most commonly associated with women in late January in New York along with a prominent oncologist.
Published on Jul 2, 2013 Male breast cancer survivor Bret Miller noticed a lump in his breast at age 23. In this video he discusses with Dr. Harness how he got his diagnosis.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 27-year-old metro man is urging men to examine themselves for lumps after he was diagnosed with breast cancer. Bret Miller says women are urged to conduct self breast exams every month, but men don’t typically perform that routine check.
Bret Miller says woman are urged to conduct self breast exams every month, but men don’t typically perform that routine check. Miller was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 24, but said he noticed a lump in his breast tissue when he was just 17, but doctors dismissed it as calcium deposits.
“I brought it to the doctor again and they both said the same thing, ‘Keep an eye on it, it’s puberty, it’s probably calcium build up,’” he said.
On Sunday, Miller and more than 50 breast cancer survivors bared it all to bring exposure to breast cancer and to let people know that breast cancer can happen to anyone.