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Husband and Wife Battle Breast Cancer

Literally. Husband and wife, Mike (62) and Barbara Welsh (63) of Monroe, Ohio, each had surgery this year after separate discoveries that they had breast cancer. You may be thinking, that's got to be rare? It is, with roughly 1,900 cases expected to be diagnosed this year, with about 440 men dying from the illness. Barbara has already undergone chemo and is on her way to recovery while Mike had a mastectomy on his right breast and is now considering chemotherapy and radiation. While men aren't taught with the same level of importance about checking for breast cancer, Mike discovered his while feeling some discomfort strapping on his seatbelt. With Barbara going through treatment, he asked the doctor if it was possible for men to also get breast cancer. Sadly, he would be joining his wife in the fight against breast cancer. The couple has been married for 41 years and say all they can do is laugh about it. Click here to read the full article on AOL Health.

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