This is from the main board - several links now that are reporting this. Here is a little information for my friends here on the Preds' site that I wrote on that thread on the main board.
"As a professor of health, TC is very treatable (like all cancers) if caught early in the process. However, it is a very vicious cancer if it metatisizes (I can never spell this in class or here apparently) or spreads to other body organs. I often use Lance Armstrong as an example in my classes - He is a VERY VERY lucky guy, given his cancer spread to his brain and I believe liver. It was ONLY because he was such a stud athlete that he survived (given a 5-10% survival estimate).
Say a prayer tonight that they indeed did find this early in the game (although athletes are prone to ignoring early symptoms like Lance did).
One good (if any of this can be good) is that another high profile athlete getting TC often highlights the need for the 18-35 year old male crowd to perform testicular exams once a month. Surveys from my classes have usually shown that only 10-25% of male students (prime age for TC) know how to and/or actually do monthly self exams. Testicular cancer is #1 on the list of cancers for this age range."
Therefore guys, especially in that age range, please 'google' testicular cancer and learn how to do these exams (just like the ladies hopefully do their monthly breast self-exams). TC and BC are VERY treatable early but very nasty if they get their 'claws' hooked into you.