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2008-07-12 09:00:14

By GEORGE B SaNCHEZ cover story A clarity arrived with my cancer. * The infinity of time and life that cradles youth slipped away. I discovered my boundaries. The fragility of the body I had once pushed with reckless abandon became obvious. * This is my story of cancer: just mine. Every one is different. Every body is different. I don't speak for anyone but myself. I am lucky. Testicular cancer is the most common form of cancer for males between their teenage years and mid-30s. But...

2008-07-06 18:00:07

By George B. Sanchez, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Jul. 6--It was my first summer in Tucson, July 2007. I was sitting in a circle with some guys, gnawing on barbecue in the early evening, the conversation wide-ranging. My friend Will looked up, said he'd heard I was sick and wondered how I was. "I'm doing all right," I said, looking him in the eyes. "Thanks for asking." One of his buddies chimed in about picking up a cold in Mexico that took about 10 days to shake. But something...

2008-07-06 18:00:07

By George Sanchez, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Jul. 6--Cancer blog Following my diagnosis, I began a blog with Paul Contreras, an old friend who also is a young cancer survivor. Here are some excerpts. To read the full blog, go to http://mycancerchronicles.blogspot.com. Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2007 A few days after my oncologist recommended chemotherapy, I called him back with a bunch of questions: What health precautions should I take during the treatment? What sort of diet should...

2008-06-14 03:00:00

By diSibio, Guy French, Samuel W * Context.-Many studies have addressed metastatic patterns seen among various cancers. No recent studies, however, provide quantitative analyses of such patterns arising from a broad range of cancers based primarily on postmortem tissue analyses. Objective.- To provide a quantitative description of metastatic patterns among different primary cancers based on data obtained from a large, focused autopsy study. Design.-Review of data from 3827 autopsies,...

2008-04-26 03:00:06

By Collen, Jacob Carmichael, Mark; Wroblewski, Tanya ABSTRACT Primary mediastinal nonseminomatous germ cell tumors (NSGCT) have a worse prognosis than gonadal germ cell tumors (GCTs). Malignant transformation of teratomatous components of GCT to a somatic malignancy is rare. We present a case of primary mediastinal NSGCT with malignant transformation of a teratoma in an active duty airman who presented with a 12-cm anterior mediastinal mass and vertebral body lesion. Pathology confirmed...

2007-08-16 06:16:43

By Bahrami, Armita Ro, Jae Y; Ayala, Alberto G Context.-More than 90% of testicular neoplasms originate from germ cells. Testicular germ cell tumors (GCTs) are a heterogeneous group of neoplasms with diverse histopathology and clinical behavior. Objective.-To help the readers distinguish various subtypes of GCTs, to highlight the clinical manifestations and pathologic features of these tumors, and to review several newly developed immunohistochemical markers for GCTs. Data Sources.-Review...

2007-03-23 06:00:11

By Ouellette, James R; Harboe-Schmidt, Jens Erik; Luthringer, Daniel; Brackert, Sandra; Silberman, Allan W Metastatic lesions to the testicle are uncommon. The authors report a testicular mass as the initial manifestation of distant metastasis from colorectal cancer. This case describes a 51-year- old white man who presented with an enlarged right testicle 9 months after undergoing a right hemicolectomy for a stage IIIC colon adenocarcinoma. The diagnostic and management strategy is...

2006-02-15 15:15:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Survivors of testicular cancer have a moderately increased risk of heart attack at young ages, according to Dutch researchers. Testicular cancer is the most common cancer for men between 20 and 35 years of age. The increased heart attack risk seen in the current study applied to men with nonseminomatous testicular cancer, a common type that is very resistant to radiation therapy and can spread to the lungs, liver, bones, or brain. Dr. Flora E. van Leeuwen, of the...

2005-11-21 13:29:42

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Men who are undergoing treatment for infertility are 20 times more likely than men in the general population to be diagnosed with testicular cancer, a new study shows. The finding underscores the importance of urological screening for any man with infertility, Dr. Marc Goldstein said, especially because this evaluation is often not a part of infertility treatment. Male infertility is frequently handled by reproductive endocrinologists, and...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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