Nathan Adrian shock “Ho il cancro”. Ma c’è ottimismo “Diagnosticato presto”

Si è laureato in gestione sanitaria, crudele scherzo del destino. Ma Nathan Adrian, 5 volte olimpionico, ha preso con positivà la notizia di avere un cancro ai testicoli. Incoraggiante è leggere dal suo post su Instagram che la malattia sia stata diagnosticata presto "Ho già iniziato il trattamento e la prognosi è ottimistica"

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Life, like swimming the 100 free, can come at you hard and fast as you can’t always see who, or what, may be chasing you down. Recently, I went to the doctor as something didn’t seem quite right. At the very least, I still needed to get my flu shot so it couldn’t hurt. After a few tests and visits with a specialist, I unfortunately learned that I have Testicular Cancer. On the bright side, we caught it early, I have already started treatment and the prognosis is good. I will be back in the water in a few short weeks with my sights fully set on Tokyo! Along the way, I hope to share my journey in an effort to help break the stigma of discussing men’s health issues. I’ve realized that too often we tend to avoid these important topics, ignore the potential warning signs, and put off getting the medical help that we may need. As I told my family, I’ll be putting my public health degree to work a little sooner than I planned! But in all seriousness, I am keeping a positive attitude as cases such as mine are curable. I am extremely grateful for my family and friends, especially my wife, for their love and support. I am scheduled for surgery early next week and will provide an update soon. #menshealth #testicularcancer #standuptocancer

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E il suo messaggio inizia proprio con un ammonimento (e ottimo consiglio) per chiunque lo legga: non sottovalutare i primi segnali, andare da un medico se si hanno dubbi e, come buona norma, andare a intervalli regolarti in ospedale per un check-up completo. E subito tornano in mente il messaggio i eguale tenore da parte dell'australiano Mack Horton, messo in tempo sull'avviso dal messaggio di un fan(leggi qui), o ancora la campagna dell'ex azzurro Nicola Febbraro. Good luck Nathan.