McKINNEY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A McKinney man’s world was flipped the wrong way up when he was identified with breast most cancers two months in the past.
“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,” mentioned 60-year-old Galen Johnson.
Nonetheless, that grew to become 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 advised him he had stage 3 breast most cancers.
A month later, he had a double mastectomy.
Johnson is sharing his story to convey 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 remedy of illness, Medical Metropolis McKinney mentioned 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,” mentioned Johnson. “Since I’ve been identified, they’ve ran genetic markers on me and discovered 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 likely be restored.
“I’m younger. Despite the fact that I’m 60, I’m nonetheless younger,” Johnson mentioned. “I nonetheless obtained a life in a whole lot of issues I need to do. A giant outdated bucket record I’ve to cross up earlier than I name it quits!”