Georgia Cancer Specialists President and CEO Dr. Bruce Feinberg appeared on CBS 46 Monday, May 24, in a story reported by April Nelson about a new study that found an increase in male breast cancer cases over the last 20 years.
Dr. Feinberg said in the piece that the results might be misleading. “This could be an age bias because as we live longer we will see more cancer,” he said. “Cancer is a disease of aging.”
The study found a 26% increase in male breast cancer occurrences in the last 20 years, with 67 being the average age of those afflicted.
The piece focused on Richard Doughty, a breast cancer survivor who has a family history of the disease on both the male and female side. His mother, father, and grandfather had breast cancer, with his father succumbing to the disease at age 28. Richard began showing symptoms of breast cancer at age 14 and that same year he had a mastectomy. Richard beat his breast cancer and went on to a successful career as a television news anchor and voice-man for commercials.
Dr. Feinberg practices at the GCS Rockdale office and the GCS Stemmer office in Decatur.