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Bret's Journey 

I found my Lump when I was 17 years old, August of 2003, right behind my right nipple; I was going into my senior year of High School.  I was a football player and a wrestler, since we had no insurance I had it checked at a physical night, put on by my High School, and 2 doctors looked at it all saying  “let’s keep an eye on this,” or “It is a calcium Build up, you’re becoming a man.”

7 years had passed and I got a job right out of college and soon got health insurance. During my checkup I ask the doctor to look at it and he decided to find out what the lump was. He sent me for a sonogram that led into a mammogram. On April 27th, 2010 the lump was taken out and on April 28th, I got a call notifying me the lump was Breast Cancer.

On May 18th, 2010 I went in for Mastectomy to remove the nipple, breast tissue, & four lymph nodes in a one inch margin around the nipple. Following the very quick and successful surgery I was given very good news that with the margins taken out all the cancer was gone! The Cancer was classified as Stage 1 cancer and caught very early!

On July 21st, 2010 I started first of four rounds of Chemotherapy from July 21st to September 21st 2010.

I am currently celebrating my 6th year of survivorship.

My Goal and Mission in Life now is to spread the word to EVERYONE that Men can get Breast Cancer TOO!!  Not only men but women need to start checking themselves at a younger age because it is becoming more and more common in younger people. Early detection is the KEY to survival!!

“Saving Second Base One Boob at a Time”

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Bret's Mission

We are building breast cancer awareness through the knowledge of SURVIVORS.

Bret Miller and other breast cancer survivors go to high schools and colleges around the country sharing their journeys. They want to educate young male and female students to be the best advocates for their bodies and make them aware that everyone is at risk for developing breast cancer.  
MEN HAVE BREASTS TOO.

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