Healthy Living

One Transgender Man’s Story of Getting Breast Cancer

Casey’s diagnosis

In 2015, Sexton felt a lump just below his right armpit. He thought it was scar tissue from his surgery as it did not occur to him that he could get breast cancer. For this reason and prior dreadful experiences with doctors, he did not seek medical care. In December that same year, the lump began throbbing and Sexton went in for a cancer screening test. The test confirmed that he had breast cancer – stage 3a. “I thought, ‘You’ve got to be kidding me’. Out of all the things I could get, I get that?’” he said.