KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Don Rogers of Kansas City, Mo., has a life-story that's different from most men. He told his story on Tuesday on 41 Action News Midday with Cynthia Newsome.
Rogers is a breast cancer survivor. Only 1 percent of all breast cancer cases are men; the other 99 percent are women.
"I never even thought about breast cancer," Rogers said. "So when I hit my breast against a table and felt a sharp pain, I thought, ‘Oh it's probably nothing.'"
But Roger's wife Linda insisted that he go to the hospital and the rest is history.
"The test revealed that I had breast cancer. After a mastectomy of his left breast and 15 lymph nodes, along with chemotherapy, I'm still here," he said.
Rogers' story was featured in 2012 in a daily devotional book by Unity called, Daily Word. He loves sharing his story with other men.
"Cancer to me is translated, I can certainly be the child of God I am meant to be, I can certainly overcome any health challenge and I can certainly experience absolute good," Rogers said.