“Since I used to be 40, I’ve been going to the physician, getting prostate and colon most cancers screenings. By no means as soon as did I take into consideration getting breast most cancers,” stated 60-year-old Galen Johnson.
Nevertheless, that turned his actuality.
It began final December, when Johnson thought he was having a coronary heart assault after feeling extreme chest pains.
However after testing in April, well being specialists informed him he had stage 3 breast most cancers.
A month later, he had a double mastectomy.
Johnson is sharing his story to carry consciousness to males’s breast most cancers for Males’s Well being Month, an annual observance geared toward elevating consciousness of preventable well being issues and inspiring early detection and therapy of illness, Medical Metropolis McKinney stated in a information launch.
Trying again, Johnson says he has one remorse.
“I want I’d have taken a take a look at this before later,” stated Johnson. “Since I’ve been recognized, they’ve ran genetic markers on me and came upon that that is genetic and it’s not environmental.”
Whereas Johnson nonetheless has some most cancers in his physique, he’s hopeful his well being will probably be restored.
“I’m younger. Regardless that I’m 60, I’m nonetheless younger,” Johnson stated. “I nonetheless received a life in lots of issues I need to do. An enormous previous bucket listing I’ve to cross up earlier than I name it quits!”