My name is Peter Devereaux. I live in North Andover, Massachusetts and I am currently 48 years old. I am one of the 73 men from Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base in North Carolina with male breast cancer. This is one of the bases I served at while I was a United States Marine. So many men, women, and children have suffered unnecessarily due to the water contamination that they knew of and did nothing about. My breast cancer journey started on January 11, 2008. I woke up in the morning with a good-sized lump in my chest. At that point in my life I had no idea men could get breast cancer. I contacted my doctor and we set up the same test women usually get—a mammogram and an ultrasound followed by a core biopsy. The doctor called me to let me know that I had breast cancer. It was the first time I knew I had breasts. He called it invasive ductal carcinoma. He said it was an aggressive form of breast cancer.