‘Not all breast cancer is created equal’ – LI man battling disease offers his support
Nassau man is encouraging men diagnosed with breast cancer to stay vigilant in
their fight against the disease following his own personal battle earlier this
Landesberg, 46, of Plainview, says he felt a lump on the left side of his chest
in April and was urged by a friend to get it checked out.
was diagnosed with HER2-positive breast cancer, which doctors say is an
aggressive form of the disease. Landesberg underwent chemotherapy and a mastectomy, and is still in treatment.
thought all breast cancers were the same and they're not. All breast cancers
are not created equal,” he told News 12.
I was diagnosed, I was in a pretty dark place and I was amazed by the
outpouring of support, not just by my family and friends…but by strangers.
of that support came from an organization called the Male Breast Cancer
Coalition. Landesberg is now the group's Long Island advocate. He says now that
he's on the road to recovery, he hopes to raise awareness and be there for
others who may get a similar diagnosis.
just felt that it was really important to pay it forward, to share my story and
to potentially help others. And if I save the life of even one person, it makes
it all worth it,” he says.