A man who is struggling to understand his breast cancer diagnosis was left even more devastated after a relative's cruel joke.
John, 41, was told he has stage 2 breast cancer in August and found it difficult coming to terms with the news.
According to Against Breast Cancer, around 390 men have the condition each year in the UK.
The man's wife has also struggled with the news after being diagnosed with depression while trying to support her husband.
They recently shared the news with their family, but it didn't go down as well as they hoped.
Now writing on Reddit, the woman revealed how her sister couldn't help but make a vile joke about the situation.
She said: "It has been hard for us. John had difficulty accepting the diagnosis as he can't believe a man can have this type of cancer.
"So after dinner, when John told everyone his diagnosis, both our parents empathised and offered their support to us.
"My mother-in-law was crying and me and John comforted her.
"My younger sister (Judy, 26) made a joke, she said: 'Maybe the cancer cells got confused because you have huge man boobs'."
She added: "Dad called her out and I took her to the kitchen.
"I told her she was being insensitive and cruel to make a joke about my husband.
"She said I am blowing it out of proportion as she was just trying to lighten the mood.
"I got angry with her because instead of apologising, she made excuses and called me too sensitive."
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The woman revealed how she told her sister she won't be talking to her anymore until she gets an apology.
Since she shared the situation on Reddit, many users were outraged on her behalf.
One said: "Her joke is not a joke and the fact that that was her first reaction to finding out he has cancer is worrisome.
"I would not take her back after an apology. She can suck it."
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