One of the great things about my cancer journey has been making connections with others on the same road. I have really enjoyed my interactions on the #bcsm chats on Twitter that are Monday nights at 8pm central time (https://twitter.com/search?q=%23bcsm) which is run by the great trio Jody Schoger, Alicia Staley and Dr. Deanna Attai. Now I am thrilled that Elizabeth MacKenzie of the My Eyes Are Up Here blog has been kind enough to mention my blog on hers. As a guy in the breast cancer world, these welcomes and connections are very much appreciated. Elizabeth has many readers and several of them have also commented on her post. I look forward to reading about their experiences and learning from them.
Today’s Health Activist Writer’s Challenge inspired post is about men with breast cancer. Scorchy, of The Sarcastic Boob posted a link to her new FaceBook page to Oliver Bogle’s blog, Entering a World of Pink. Dr. Bogle was diagnosed with breast cancer last fall. Coincidentally, he is a cancer researcher at the very prestigious Anderson Cancer Center in Texas. His wife is also a cancer researcher there and is a 5 year-old breast cancer survivor.
Thanks to Scorchy for sharing the link to the blog. It is excellent not just because it deals with male breast cancer, which deserves a lot more attention than it gets. It is very well written and since Dr. Bogle has a Ph.D. and experience as a lab scientist, his explanations of topics such as how Taxol works at the molecular level will blow you away. I also suspect he has a teaching background…
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Oliver, I have a memory of posting a comment to this post earlier this morning but then I fell asleep so perhaps I was only dreaming or forgot to actually click the “submit button.” In any event, thank YOU for your excellent blog. I have known for a long time that men can get breast cancer but having been diagnosed myself, have waded into a culture of women with breast cancer. And although I am amazed by the truly wonderful women I have met through this process, I have not been as mindful of men with the disease as I should.
Being part of this blogging world has been an education for me.. Part if my work as a therapist is counselling cancer patients and I know these blogs can only assist me in this.. They are full of personal insights but also the latest treatments and tecnologies.. So thank you…Helen