Man found a lump in his chest and it turned out to be breast cancer

Rebelander Basilan
Oct 26, 2018
03:35 A.M.

Eric Passmore shared warning with other men after a mysterious lump on his chest wound up being cancerous.


In 2016, Passmore, 62, discovered a lump on his chest. The bump was located in his right breast.

"I told my doctor at the time I said I got this bump. I don't know what this is. And he felt it and he said ‘oh, I don't like that,’" he told Fox 59.

The retired machinist's life was forever changed from that point on. Days later, he was told he had breast cancer.


Follow us on our Twitter account, @amomama_usa, to learn more and scroll down to watch Passmore's story in the video below.

"And he sent me for a mammogram. Now, when he said ‘mammogram’ my first words were ‘You know I'm a guy right?’" Passmore said.

Luckily, his doctor considered the lump as seriously as he did. The bump above the nipple and only 3/4 inch wide turned out to be cancerous.


Passmore realized that his gender didn't exempt him from breast cancer.

The grandfather, who underwent a liver transplant 18 years ago, was prepared to go up against his next fight.

After undergoing a mastectomy and 12 weeks of chemotherapy, Passmore came out victorious.

"I'm here for a reason,” he said. “I don't really know what that reason is yet but maybe this is part of it."


Now, Passmore wants to share his story with other men about knowing their body.

"Especially guys will tell me you can't have breast cancer, you're a man. I tell them I have a scar that says otherwise," he said.

Dr. Kathy Miller, the Associate Director of Clinical Research at IU Simon Cancer Center, stated that there are around 2,000 men in the United States diagnosed with breast cancer every year.


Dr. Miller wants men to be aware even if they don't have to get regular mammograms.

"But if they notice a lump behind the nipple or in the region of the breast that's not normal. And it's just as not normal in men as it is in women. They need to talk to their doctors about it and get it checked out," she said.

According to Cancer Center, some common breast cancer signs and symptoms include an increase in size or change in shape of the breast, changes in the appearance of one or both nipples, general pain in/on any part of the breast, and lumps or nodes felt on or inside of the breast.

Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Related posts

Robin Roberts' Sister Was the One Who Saved Her Life When the Anchor Had Just 1-2 Years to Live

March 07, 2022

Devoted Dad-Of-Three Finds Out He's Always Been Infertile, Decides to Take a DNA Test

May 10, 2022

Shannen Doherty's Husband Became Her 'Rock in Every Way' — Inside Her Love Story While Fighting for Her Life

March 18, 2022

5-Year-Old Brother Carries His Little Sister's Coffin to Say Goodbye to Her Forever

April 17, 2022

Jon Gosselin's Ex Was 'More than a Mother' to His Son — He Announced Their Split amid Her Cancer Battle

March 18, 2022

Woman Makes a Promise to Her Dying Husband, Gives Birth to His Twins 3 Years after His Death

May 19, 2022

Girl Thinks the Church Is Nothing but a Fraud until She Meets the Local Pastor – Story of the Day

March 14, 2022

87-Year-Old Man Returns Home from Hospital, Sees His Stuff Had Been Taken Out of the House – Story of the Day

May 22, 2022

Poor Old Lady Buys Business Class Ticket to Meet Estranged Son, He Pretends He Doesn’t Know Her — Story of the Day

March 11, 2022

18-Year-Old Dancer Cuts Parents Out of Her $3M Prize After They Urge Her to Get Rid of Her Baby — Story of the Day

February 08, 2022

13 Years after Son Dies, Woman Gets Letter from Boy Who Calls Her 'Mom' and Invites Her to Prom — Story of the Day

January 27, 2022

Kathy Bates Was 'Warned' to Hide Struggles Running 'Like a River' Through Her Family to Not Lose Career

February 17, 2022

Woman Finds Love of Her Life at 49, Gives Him Permission to Leave Her after Getting Cancer Diagnosis

April 29, 2022

Man Kicks His 60-Year-Old Wife Out of the House after Learning She’s Pregnant with Triplets – Story of the Day

May 16, 2022