Twin’s guilt

Mike Green­halgh, 61, from Northants

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I’d been a GP for 27 years but had never seen a case of male breast cancer. But in April 2014, I dis­cov­ered two lumps in my breasts – one on each side.

My wife Jill, 60, bugged me to go to the hos­pi­tal.

A few weeks later, I was di­ag­nosed with bi­lat­eral breast cancer and needed a dou­ble mas­tec­tomy.

I also had lymph-gland clear­ance surgery, chemo and ra­dio­ther­apy.

‘I feel so guilty, you had breast cancer and I didn’t,’ my twin brother Bill told me.

I’m one of five – and, af­ter my di­ag­no­sis, we were all tested for BRCA genes.

Four of us tested pos­i­tive for the BRCA2 mu­ta­tion, in­clud­ing Bill.

Jill and I joined the Moon­walk that sum­mer.

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