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.