Male breast cancer survivor faces another cancer
Jun 10, 2011
Fred Murrow of North Carolina has been battling cancer in multiple forms since 2006, according to Fox News.
Murrow was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2006, followed by lung cancer in 2009. Murrow, a non-smoker, was able to survive both forms of cancer.
This past January, Murrow was once again diagnosed, this time with breast cancer. About 1,970 new male patients were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS).
When doctors informed Murrow that he had successfully battled breast cancer, they informed him that he now had brain cancer.
Despite this seemingly impossible series of illnesses, Murrow retains a hopeful outlook and says that his family and faith are his sources of strength.
“Sometimes you wonder, ‘Why is it me? God’s got a plan for all of us, so just trust in him,” Murrow told the news source.
Breast cancer is 100 times less likely to occur in men than in women. Men face on average a 1 in 1,000 chance of developing breast cancer, according to the ACS.