Male Breast Cancer Survivor Tells His Story

News — By on April 24, 2009 at 5:13 am

Oran Livingston likes to wear pink. But it’s not so much about making a fashion statement as it is about men’s health. Livingston, a retired General Motors employee from Avon, is a breast cancer survivor. He’s also a man. Most people wouldn’t think those two elements can go together. But they can. “They can get it just the same as a woman can,” said Janet Keene, a Registered Nurse and the cancer navigator for the Women’s Center at Hendricks Regional Health. “It’s more common than most people realize. Men are at a higher risk for breast cancer if they have a first-degree relative (who has had it).” That wasn’t the case with Livingston. He had no history of cancer in his family. But one morning six years ago he noticed blood on his w…

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