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  • In 2013, I had a CT scan after seeing a couple of specialists about a dry cough. When I went back to the doctor's office for the results, the cough was gone, so I figured there wasn't much to say. I stood up to leave, and the doctor told me to sit down. "You don't hear a doctor say this often," he told me. "You have a lump in your right breast. We can watch it for six months."


    I looked at him like a deer in headlights. "What are we watching for?" That's how naive1 I was. He told me it could be malignant2. "Malignant-like cancer?" "Yes, men get breast cancer," he said. I had no clue. I had never heard of that in my life.


    Only one man in 1,000 will get breast cancer in his lifetime. So I figured I had at least a 99% chance that it wasn't cancer! Still, I didn't want to wait six months. I knew I couldn't be at peace knowing cancer was a possibility. I chatted with my primary care doctor, also a good friend, who said he wouldn't be too concerned, but that if I was concerned we should do a biopsy. The biopsy came back malignant.


    I live not far from Houston, so I went to MD Anderson [Cancer Center] for care. I figured since male breast cancer is rare, I wanted to be treated at a place that dealt with cancer all the time. They did genetic3 testing that showed I did not have a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation4, which increase breast cancer risk.


    My mother had breast cancer, but because I was negative for those mutations, the doctors thought my DNA5 just decided6 to go haywire. Another test showed I only had about an 8% chance of recurrence7. But there aren't many treatment options for men other than mastectomy, since we don't have much breast tissue.


    My wife was very concerned-like any wife would be, I think-but she was making nervous chatter8 when we talked to my surgeon.


     11级    英文科普 
     单词标签: naive  malignant  genetic  mutation  DNA  decided  recurrence  chatter 


    1 naive [naɪˈi:v] yFVxO   第7级
    • It's naive of you to believe he'll do what he says. 相信他会言行一致,你未免太单纯了。
    • Don't be naive. The matter is not so simple. 你别傻乎乎的。事情没有那么简单。
    2 malignant [məˈlɪgnənt] Z89zY   第7级
    • Alexander got a malignant slander. 亚历山大受到恶意的诽谤。
    • He started to his feet with a malignant glance at Winston. 他爬了起来,不高兴地看了温斯顿一眼。
    3 genetic [dʒəˈnetɪk] PgIxp   第7级
    • It's very difficult to treat genetic diseases. 遗传性疾病治疗起来很困难。
    • Each daughter cell can receive a full complement of the genetic information. 每个子细胞可以收到遗传信息的一个完全补偿物。
    4 mutation [mju:ˈteɪʃn] t1PyM   第10级
    • People who have this mutation need less sleep than others. 有这种突变的人需要的睡眠比其他人少。
    • So far the discussion has centered entirely around mutation in the strict sense. 到目前为止,严格来讲,讨论完全集中于围绕突变问题上。
    5 DNA [ˌdi: en ˈeɪ] 4u3z1l   第8级
    (缩)deoxyribonucleic acid 脱氧核糖核酸
    • DNA is stored in the nucleus of a cell. 脱氧核糖核酸储存于细胞的细胞核里。
    • Gene mutations are alterations in the DNA code. 基因突变是指DNA密码的改变。
    6 decided [dɪˈsaɪdɪd] lvqzZd   第7级
    • This gave them a decided advantage over their opponents. 这使他们比对手具有明显的优势。
    • There is a decided difference between British and Chinese way of greeting. 英国人和中国人打招呼的方式有很明显的区别。
    7 recurrence [rɪˈkʌrəns] ckazKP   第9级
    • More care in the future will prevent recurrence of the mistake. 将来的小心可防止错误的重现。
    • He was aware of the possibility of a recurrence of his illness. 他知道他的病有可能复发。
    8 chatter [ˈtʃætə(r)] BUfyN   第7级
    • Her continuous chatter vexes me. 她的喋喋不休使我烦透了。
    • I've had enough of their continual chatter. 我已厌烦了他们喋喋不休的闲谈。

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