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Surviving Male Breast Cancer with Bob Devito

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Survivng Male Breast Cancer with Bob Devito

Mel sits down with her good friend and male breast cancer survivor, Bob Devito. Bob talks about his 2 year cancerversary and his new organization breastcancerbrothers, which is a support group for male breast cancer survivors.  Bob also talks about his photo shoot with Tops Off NYC, which raised awareness for female as well as male breast cancer survivors.  If you are a male breast cancer survivor or know one, you need to hear this all new show available on demand!!

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My name is Bob.  I'm a 51 year old, male breast cancer survivor living in Connecticut with my life partner, Tony.  I was diagnosed on May 11th, 2012 with Stage 3A male breast (invasive ductal carcinoma). I had a mastectomy of my left breast and after a sentinel node biopsy it was found that I had lymph node involvement (7 positive nodes of the 14 dissected).  I was treated with 6 rounds of chemotherapy (including medications: A, C & T) over 18 weeks followed by 25 rounds of daily radiation.  I've been on Tamoxifen for over a year now.  I'm currently staying involved at the cancer center by attending a bi-monthly Art Therapy group and I facilitate a journaling group each Friday morning.  Since being diagnosed I've also taken up acrylic painting and creative writing.  All of my recent scans and blood work have been negative.

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About Mel Majoros:

Mel Majoros, currently in remission, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007.  On a lucky break after her cancer surgery she was offered a job as a producer on a local talk sports show in Michigan where she advocates about cancer and other health related topics.  During that time she started blogging and her blog www.Thecancerwarrior.blogspot.com has been named one of the top ten breast cancer blogs by blogs.com.  She brings a unique perspective to being a survivor, always keeping a positive attitude and an athletes mentality for dealing with cancer and survivorship. Prior to working in radio Mel was a 10 year veteran of the television industry working on such shows as Walker, Texas Ranger and Crossing Jordan.