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Olympic Gold Medalist Reveals Cancer Diagnosis

Swimmer Nathan Adrian hopes to 'break the stigma of discussing men's health issues'

(Newser) - Five-time US Olympic gold medalist Nathan Adrian is aiming for a sixth finish atop the podium in Tokyo in 2020—cancer or no cancer. "Life … can come at you hard," the 30-year-old swimmer wrote in an Instagram post in which he revealed a testicular cancer diagnosis. "...

Most Cancer Types Boil Down to Bad Luck
 Most Cancer Types 
 Boil Down to Bad Luck 

Most Cancer Types Boil Down to Bad Luck

Study: Heredity and lifestyle play a role in only 1 in 3 cancer types

(Newser) - Roughly two-thirds of cancer types researchers recently studied largely appear to be the result of random mutations and not inherited genes or environmental and lifestyle factors. Reporting in the journal Science , researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine investigated 31 common cancer types and found that 22 of...

Man Quits Job to Push Huge Testicle Across US

It's not as weird as it sounds

(Newser) - Thomas Cantley quit his job in order to free up some time to take a most unusual journey: walking from Los Angeles to New York ... while pushing a huge "testicle," reports KENS5 . It's not quite as odd as it sounds. Cantley, 31, is a testicular cancer survivor,...

Study Links Cannabis to Testicular Cancer

THC may intercept cancer-fighting chemicals

(Newser) - Cannabis use has been linked to a significant increase in the risk of developing testicular cancer, the Independent reports. Those who light up have a 70% higher risk of getting nonseminoma cancer—found in younger men—and the odds worsen with frequency and duration of use, the research has found....

Lance Fathers Baby the Old-Fashioned Way

Cyclist already has 3 kids from IVF

(Newser) - Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France seven times, beat cancer, and dated a rock star—but he’s never made a baby the traditional way, until now. The cyclist and his girlfriend are expecting their first child in June, AP reports. Armstrong froze his sperm when he was diagnosed...

Olympic Swimmer Has Cancer
 Olympic Swimmer Has Cancer 

Olympic Swimmer Has Cancer

US breaststroker Shanteau putting off testicular surgery until after Beijing

(Newser) - US Olympic swimmer Eric Shanteau has testicular cancer, he tells the AP, but will put off surgery to compete in next month's Beijing Games. Shanteau, 24, unexpectedly locked in the 200-meter breaststroke July 3—just days after he was given the diagnosis. "I made the team, so I had...

Study Links Certain Cancers to Divorce

Cervical, testicular diseases affect intimacy, relationships

(Newser) - A recent study finds the presence of either testicular or cervical cancer in one partner heightens the risk of divorce, Reuters reports. With most forms of cancer, the unaffected spouse is statistically likely to support his or her partner; however, women with cervical cancer are nearly 70% more likely to...

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