Scott Hamilton and Prostate Cancer – How He Triumphed and How You CAN too

July 14, 2009 by  
Filed under Prostate Cancer

As far as sports is concerned, I don’t think he is greater than Michael Jordan, or that Magic Johnson was not in the same league with him, but I totally agree that Scott Hamilton is a success story that is worth telling, and that Tiger Woods has some big shoes to fill, a shadow to overcast if is to make a name for himself, because someone who could have beat and bounced back from testicular cancer like Scott did can take on the whole world, and take anyone down also, if it comes to it. Why, he did take on the world and won, and he continues to do it too, all the time.

Scott Hamilton and cancer go back quite some way, in a tale that would both excite and scare you. He was no longer skating competitively when it happened, some thirteen years after he turned professional. But one would think such a dangerous disease would be the end of his professional career, but no. Hamilton beat the disease and went on competing and performing for several years afterward. And to prove the success of the operation ? orchiectomy to have one of his testicles removed surgically ? but guess what ? this awesome Scott got married five some years later, and he has two kids now.

Wonderful story, eh? And one would think that was the end of it, except that it isn’t. Scott Hamilton was to be diagnosed with a brain tumor again two years after he got married: it was a benign brain tumor this time, and it was operated upon and incredibly, he just bounced back again, skating and commenting on CBS and on FOX television for years, and competing again in 2008 on NBC’s Wanna Bet? This time he came second ? I could argue, for the first time in his life ? but it would make you want to wonder if he ever grew old or got tired. He was almost fifty years old by the time, for crying out loud! There can only be one word for that: Awesome!

Testicular cancer is one of the most common cancers that affect men between ages 15 and 34, especially in the United States. It can occur in men outside this age range as well, leading a lot of folks to compare it to prostate cancer, while other even mistake them for being the same. They aren’t ? testicular cancer and prostate cancer, that is. And a successful cure is almost always possible if testicular cancer is detected early. There is a nearly hundred percent survival rate with testicular cancer, especially if the cancer is detected early, but if it spreads before being detected, you might have more complications.

Testicular cancer is most often just a firm and usually painless lump in the testis which can eventually be confirmed after a series of test to rule out other potential causes, by a biopsy. The testicle has to be removed by orchiectomy, radiation therapy sometimes has to be performed on the remaining testis and the lymph glands to delete any chances of relapse.

Not so with prostate cancer; you might be able to cure this disease if you catch it early, through chemotherapy, or the same radiation therapy, or any of the other known cancer treatments, or a combination, but nine times out of ten, you get complications like impotence and the likes. And this disease is the second biggest cancer killer in the United States. You had better hope you catch this one early if you hope to still be able to get it up in the future.

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