August 2003
New Republic;8/11/2003-8/18/2003, Vol. 229 Issue 6, p34
There appears to be some consensus about what to give the man who has testicular cancer. Which is why last November, after the author was diagnosed with the disease, he became the owner of several copies of Lance Armstrong's autobiography, "It's Not About the Bike." Armstrong is the poster boy for testicular cancer. He endured surgery to remove his cancerous testicle, more surgery to remove lesions from his brain, and then four cycles of aggressive chemotherapy--which permanently damaged his kidneys and also left him sterile--before he got better. Armstrong once said that, when he won the Tour de France, he won for the "cancer community."


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