Book Review & Giveaway: A Memoir of Male Breast Cancer {closed!}

October 22, 2011

The Lump:  A Gynecologist’s Journey with Male Breast Cancer is a book I was totally curious to review.  Many of us know someone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer, we know the fear, confusion and uncertainty that friends of family of cancer patients go through- which is only a fraction of the worry and stress that each patient feels when they receive a diagnosis.  What about doctors?  What happens when they get sick?  Especially so- what happens when they are diagnosed with a disease that typically is found in women?

Dr. Johns was getting ready one morning when he realized he had an inverted nipple on one side, and felt a lump.  As a gynecologist- you’d think he would immediately run to a doctor friend for a quick check up, but that’s not what happened.  Instead, he waited 3 months- as the though “I can’t get cancer, that’s what happens to patients,” along with “I can’t get breast cancer, I’m a man.”  Hearing the story of surgery, chemotheraphy and advocacy from a doctor’s perspective as he navigates the worlds between doctor and patient is quite a fascinating look into the journey through treatment.

When you read the book, you’ll see his internal conflict between being a OB/GYN and then transforming into the role of the patient, he is undergoing chemo while simultaneously seeing other patients in his practice battling breast cancer, Dr. Johns offers unique perspective.

This book was a quick read but an enlightening one, and in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (and anyone who has fought cancer of any kind) I am giving away one new copy of The Lump by Alan Johns.

This Giveaway is CLOSED and the winner is…. 

Phyllis  @justcuzz



*I was sent this book for review & giveaway by the publisher.  No compensation was received for this review and opinions are entirely my own. 

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  14. I was extremely sceptical about trusting a medication company online, especially with only being advertised on the internet. But surgery being so expensive and being so frustraded with my gynecomastia I decided to buy gynexin online. I found a website that offered the best price in India they also offered to the us and uk I am unsure about other countries. Anyhow after taking the pills for 2 months my breasts reduced by almost 3 inches. It was amazing ! good luck all, Ravi

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