‘Men don’t get breast cancer’

In a world of breast cancer survivors, Bob Letson sometimes feels alone. The Navarre man also feels embarrassed and even occasionally attacked.

“Men don’t get breast cancer,” a stranger once told him aggressively.

The 64-year-old father and grandfather yanked up his T-shirt and showed her where his right breast and two lymph nodes used to be. Surgeons carved down into his ribs and left his breast area concave.

Men do get breast cancer, said the retired Air Force veteran. They have mastectomies and suffer through chemo and radiation, repeatedly.

Read the full article in the Oct. 22 issue of the Navarre Press.

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