Author Archives: Peter

Time to get caught up with Peter

Lets start off by saying it has been a difficult and challenging year with cancer. We have had 4 rounds of radiation in a four month period. I received a Leptomeningeal diagnosis (which means the cancer is in the fluid of my spine and brain). I received whole brain radiation, which brought me some relief. Due to the Leptomeningeal disease I was having trouble with my speech, swallow and balance. The radiation helped everything.
I am currently at home with open hospice. Right now they only have to be here once a week, I am currently I am on steroids and …

 

Metastatic Breast Cancer

When people hear the words metastatic breast cancer, A lot of them have no idea what it means. I know we hear a lot of talk about breast cancer in the month of October. Yet very little about male breast cancer or metastatic breast cancer. Metastatic breast cancer means that cancer has traveled outside of the breast area. It usually spreads to the bones, brain, lung or liver. At this point it is considered stage four, with no cure. It is considered a terminal disease at that point. They are trying to make it a chronic disease. This also means …

 

Recent Scan results

When you live with metastatic cancer you live in 3 month spans. Typically every 3 months you have a scan and no matter how good you feel you hold your breath until the results come in. My most recent scans were a month ago and I wish I had better news to send. My cancer has spread to my lungs and liver. We have been on quite a ride since this cancer journey started 5.5 years ago and over 11 treatment programs. That is way too many. I really hate to tell you all this news, I especially hate to …

 

Check it out!

Hello everyone , I hope all is good. Wondering if you all had a chance to check out the male breast cancer piece on Brian Williams Rock Center. My part is on the Rock center website. So take a look, they did a good job and let me know what you think. (link below)
I will also be appearing at Neiman Marcus on March 7 at 6-8pm for a Fashion show and cocktail reception on the first floor. I will be one of the models. Jason Varitek and Walter McCarty plus many other radio and TV celebrities attending. Sarah Underwood will …

 

5 years ago

On January 11, 2008 is the day my hand bumped into my chest and noticed a lump. Followed by a visit to the PCP and then mammogram, ultrasound followed by a core biopsy. I had my surgery on the 28th of January. Chemotherapy started on the 27th of February. My cancer spread to my spine in April 2009. Five years to the day I had to switched to like my 7th or 8th treatment. It has been an unbelievable journey that I wish no one else to go on. I am so glad that I have so many great friends …

 

Happy Holidays – Male Breast Cancer Survivors

Happy holiday season. I really hope people are able to enjoy and really appreciate the holidays and cherish them. I know a lot of people with terminal cancer sometimes struggle through the holidays. I think a lot of them may think it’s their last one. The bottom line is no one really knows. I really hope each of us can focus on the all the good of Christmas and not just the present. I really enjoy all the good energy of Christmas, all the lights and decorations. My ultimate present would be to see everyone enjoying the holidays, not matter …

 

Male breast cancer

Male breast cancer…..
Someday it will be a word everyone has heard of and familiar with. However, right now most men have no idea they can get this crazy disease. Approximately 2140 men per year are diagnosed and 440 men die from this disease each year.
Thirty years ago is about the time when women really started talking about breast cancer and raising awareness and of course raising a lot of money since then. As money is constantly raised for breast cancer in the Billions we are still no closer to a cure. I am affiliated with a group called NBCC. This …

 

MALE BREAST CANCER

My name is Peter Devereaux; I live in the greater Boston area and have a wife and a 15 year old daughter. I am a 50-year old man Living with stage 4 Metastatic breast cancer.
Men do get breast cancer!! You just don’t hear about it often.
Just like women, men can get breast cancer. Men and women will have similar results if they are diagnosed at similar times and have the same type of cancer.
What happens often is most men have no idea they can get breast cancer, so they usually get diagnosed at later stages.
The first time I knew men …