“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,” As he announced on social media account.
The 30-year-old Olympic swimmer Nathan Adrain recently shared that he was diagnosed with testicular cancer, after he went to a specialist for a series of tests. According to global report, he is now undergoing a treatment and hopes to be back in the water in the weeks to come. He is set to join the 2020 Olympics to be held in Tokyo as part of the the Team USA. He was part of 4×100 relay that won gold (with Michael Phelps) in the 2008 Olympics held in Beijing, China. He is a five-time gold medalist. According to international news, he is qualified for the 2019 Pan American Games roster, but there is no statement yet if he will compete.
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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