Nathan Adrian, a. swimmer with five Olympic gold medals, revealed on Instagram that he has testicular cancer.
"Life, like swimming the 100 free, you can not wait to see what's going on", 30-year-old wrote in the Thursday post. "Recently, I went to the doctor as well as not quite right." At the very least, I still needed to get my flu shot so it could not hurt that I have Testicular Cancer. "
The prognosis is good: Adrian said they caught it early, and he's already started treatment. In fact, he wants to be back to his regular routine: "I want to be back in the water in a few weeks with my sights fully set on Tokyo!"
As Adrian begins treatment, he wants to encourage guys to speak.
"I have heard that," he wrote. "I'm in a hurry, I'll keep my family in good health!"
"But in all seriousness, I'm keeping a positive attitude. I am extremely grateful for my family and friends, especially my wife, for their love and support.
Every year, roughly 9,500 cases of testicular cancer are diagnosed in the US The average age of diagnosis is 33
Besides the most common sign-a lump in the testicle symptoms of testicular cancer, a change in the size of your testicle, swollen legs, tender breast tissue,
Timothy Gilligan, MD, a testicular cancer medical oncologist at Cleveland Clinic, previously told that "for every 1