Local man a breast cancer survivor
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Saturday morning, Susan G. Komen Northern Indiana will hold Race for the Cure, a 5K run/fitness walk. Each year, about 40,000 women die from breast cancer. One local survivor says cancer isn't just a concern for women, men should be concerned as well.
"It doesn't discriminate against you; it just wants to take your life," said Greg Scott, a breast cancer survivor.
The last three years have been a battle.
He takes 30 pills a day, just a fraction of what he has to do to stay alive.
Only about 2,000 men in the US are diagnosed with breast cancer each year.
"It's not recognized. It should be," said Scott.
He wants other men to get checked for breast cancer.
He still remembers the day he was diagnosed.
"It was devastating," said Scott.
Scott says the only reason he knew to look for cancer is because his sister had been told the same thing two weeks prior.
"I just started checking my breasts, and I found three lumps the size of fifty cent pieces - that was hard as a rock," said Scott.
Even though he is cancer-free, his struggle is ongoing.
A follower of Christ, he's been searching for a reason for living.
"Right now, I feel like I'm sitting around waiting to die," said Scott.
He thinks he has found his reason. To encourage men and women to look for breast cancer before it's too late.
"If I could save one life, then I will be remembered," said Scott.
There's still time to register for Saturday's Race for the Cure, click here to register.