Giles Cooper, 57, from Gloucestershire
I n 2004, my father, 77, died from breast cancer. Until his diagnosis, didn’t know it affected men Sadly, my uncle Christopher, 77, also died from breast cancer two years later, in 2006. After that, I regularly checked myself for lumps – and, in summer 2014, I found one.
My wife Nicola, 53, is a nurse and pushed me to get it checked.
It was breast cancer and I had a double mastectomy.
Even though the cancer was only in my right breast, I felt with my family history it was my only option.
I have a daughter and son, so I make sure they check themselves for lumps.
It’s important for men to know they can get it, too.