Dudes ‘n Beer Ep: 314 Surviving Male Breast Cancer and Knowing the Warning signs with Ron Rapaport

In this episode of the Dudes n Beer podcast host Christopher Jordan welcomes Bret Miller, founder of the Male Breast Cancer Coalition as well as Ron Rapaport, male breast cancer survivor and member of the Male Breast Cancer Coalition, a group dedicated to the advancement of male breast cancer awareness, testing and treatment. Why do we not hear more about male breast cancer in the news, in medical journals and even within the breast cancer movement itself?!
At the age of seventeen Bret found a lump in his left breast, the year was 2003. He told Doctors “Don’t worry they said.” “These things happen, we will keep an eye on it.” Until one day, many years later, during an exam he asked specifically for the doctor to look at the lump. The doctor immediately suggested he go for a sonogram, but he didn’t think there was anything to be concerned about. The doctor who read the sonogram suggested Bret also have a mammogram. On April 27th, 2010 Bret’s lump was removed and his life’s goal and mission now is to spread the word to everyone, men & women, young & old, that breast cancer does not discriminate, it can happen to anyone at any age and to MEN too!
Ron Rapaport was a 72-year-old retired pharmacist living the dream on the Northeast coast of Florida. When, for a few months prior to December 2018 he noticed that his left breast nipple was retracting. He really did not pay it much attention…until his online research led him to make a doctor’s appointment that would forever change his life and turn Ron from an average person into one of the many heroes in the world who share the moniker survivor.
Join the Dudes n Beer podcast as we are joined by Bret Miller and Ron Rapaport of the Male Breast Cancer Coalition to discuss the scourge that is male breast cancer and what we can do to bring awareness, testing and treatment to the forefront of medicine.