Dozens Of Men Suffering From Breast Cancer Caused By 9/11 Toxins

Dozens Of Men Suffering From Breast Cancer Caused By 9/11 Toxins


MEN ARE AFFECTED, TOO. TODAY WE SPEAK WITH MEN WHO HAVE BREAST CANCER. CBS 2’S CINDY HSU HAS MORE. LIVE LONG AND PROSPER. Reporter: THESE TWO MEN HAVE A LOT TO TALK ABOUT. BOTH WORKED NEAR THE WORLD TRADE CENTER ON 9/11 AND BOTH WERE DIAGNOSED WITH BREAST CANCER YEARS LATER. JEFF FLYNN’S FIRST SIGN CAME WHILE CARRYING HIS DOG. THE DOG BURNED INTO MY CHEST AND I FELT SOME PAIN AND A BIT OF SWELLING. I IGNORED IT BECAUSE I WAS IGNORANT OF THE DISEASE. Reporter: SIX MONTHS LATER ON VACATION — I TOOK MY SHIRT OFF TO GO TO THE BEACH, AND MY WIFE SAID, JEFF, YOUR LEFT NIPPLE IS INVERTED. AND IT’S A CLASSIC SYMPTOM OF BREAST CANCER. YOU ARE GOING TO THE DOCTOR AS SOON AS WE GET BACK. Reporter: NATHAN SPENCER WAS DIAGNOSED IN 2006. I SAID I’M GOING TO DIE. CANCER? ESPECIALLY BREAST CANCER? MEN DON’T GET BREAST CANCER. Reporter: NATHAN AND JEFF ARE NOW DOING WELL AFTER MASTECTOMIES, CHEMO AND RADIATION. AN ATTORNEY REPRESENTS 25 MEN WITH BREAST CANCER WHO BELIEVE THEY CONTRACTED THE ILLNESS IN 9/11 TOXINS. HE SAYS MEN NEED TO GET CHECKED OUT, ESPECIALLY IF THEY WERE SOUTH OF CANAL STREET ON 9/11 OR THE FOLLOWING EIGHT MONTHS. WE DON’T DO SELF- EXAMINATIONS. WE DON’T HAVE GYNECOLOGISTS AND WE DON’T GO FOR ANNUAL EXAMS. SO MANY MEN IGNORE THE SYMPTOMS AND WHEN THEY ARE FINALLY DIAGNOSED, IT HAS OFTEN METASTASIZED. Reporter: DOCTORS CAN EASILY CHECK BY FEELING AROUND THE CHEST AND THEY SAY MEN SHOULD BE EXAMINING THEMSELVES. IT’S EASY TO DO IT IN THE SHOWER. WHEN YOU RUN YOUR HAND OVER YOUR CHEST AND THERE’S SOMETHING THERE THAT YOUR FINGERS DON’T RECOGNIZE, IT TELLS YOUR BRAIN, I DON’T REMEMBER THAT BEING THERE. SO ANY CHANGE OR ANY HARD LUMP, UM, UNDERNEATH OR NEAR THE

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