Henry Corral had always enjoyed a full life in Arizona - staying fit, spending time with his family and working in the high tech industry. Â In March of 2011, his life turned upside down. He received a diagnosis that few men expect to hear â€“ breast cancer.
The incidence of male breast cancer is rare and less than 1% of all breast carcinomas occur in men. Henry had no idea that his symptoms could be a sign of breast cancer but fortunately he listened to his body. Â He sought the advice of his local physician who referred him to Mayo Clinic.
After a series of tests, including a mammogram, Henry received his breast cancer diagnosis. The oncology team recommended a mastectomy of his left breast followed by a five year course of hormone therapy. Today, his prognosis for a full recovery looks positive. â€śMammograms for me have become a part of my life,â€ť he adds.
Henry shares his journey facing a diagnosis that rarely strikes men to encourage others to seek medical attention for any symptom out of the ordinary. â€śMy advice to men out there is regardless how active, how healthy you are,â€ť he states, â€śanytime you feel something like this, get it checked out as soon as possible.â€ť