“Women’s” Diseases Men Get, Too

What it’s like to be a man with breast cancer, lupus, or osteoporosis

If you've never met a guy with breast cancer — and odds are good that you haven't — Terry Mautner is happy to be your first.

"I've worn it as kind of a badge of courage, or whatever you want to call it. I like to engage people in conversation about it because they find it so unusual or interesting," he says. In fact, while talking to WebMD by phone, the Indianapolis man notices that he's wearing his "I'm a survivor" T-shirt, which he picked up at a breast cancer fundraising event.