Male breast cancer survivor

Published: Sep. 28, 2012 at 9:32 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 28, 2012 at 10:28 PM CDT
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Amarillo, Texas - Susan G. Komen Walk for the Cure in downtown Amarillo will be his 223rd.

Mark Goldstein was diagnosed with breast cancer 24 years ago. He says 227,000 women are diagnosed, and only about 2,200 men.

Goldstein says he knew he had a lump in his chest, but in typical male fashion, he did nothing. He waited three months before going to a doctor.

After looking over the lump in his breast and thinking because I'm a male this couldn't be cancer, he says he might have not had the opportunity to live such a wonderful life.

Goldstein says "I try to provide that information, and that motivation and that encouragement. If you think there is something unusual about your breast, let a doctor make that diagnosis. And that decision to go to a doctor could save your life."

Goldstein wears a shirt during the races that says male breast cancer rare, but there, and as people pass him, they read the message loud and clear.