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Looking at Cancer From a Different Perspective

Written by Julie Kang, MD, PhD.

Do you see the half-full glass on that table over there? How about that half-empty one in the exact same location?

So much of what we are able to see and how we interpret it, depends on perspective. And our perspective depends on so many internal and external factors: our upbringing, our friends, our fears, our hopes, how much sleep we got, if we are hungry, if we are in pain, etc. Most of us can think of people we know who would see nearly every glass as half-full, and other people who would see nearly every glass as half-empty. Sometimes, our answers might even depend on the person who is asking the question. But I would be inclined to say that there are situations that can bring out the optimist or the pessimist in all of us.Perhaps the most significant factors are what the glass holds and how thirsty we are. If I were taking a seat at a lavish restaurant, I would be grateful for the half-full glass of wine set before me. And yet if I were approaching the rest station at mile 10 of my marathon, I might be quite disappointed to see a half-empty cup of Gatorade.

Why Testicular Self Exams Are Important

Written by Faisal Ahmed, MD.

What do Nene (basketball player for the Denver Nuggets), John Kruk (Former MLB pitcher), Tom Green (TV personality), and Lance Armstrong have in common? They are all survivors of testicular cancer. They were diagnosed and treated during the "primes" of their careers. Today they are all living healthy, productive lives.1

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network estimates that there will be a little over 8,000 cases of testicular cancer diagnosed in 20122. While this sounds like a small number compared to something like prostate cancer, which averages over 200,000 new cases a year, the key difference is the age group of the population affected. Testicular cancer is a disease of young men (ages 15-35).