自行车运动和癌症

自行车运动员兰斯·阿姆斯特朗最近庆祝了他的一个纪念日。自从他被诊断出患有睾丸癌并且他的医生认为他将因此而死亡已经有十年时间了。

因为他令人振奋的故事以及他对该疾病不遗余力的宣传,阿姆斯特朗已经成为了一个抗癌斗士。但是在仔细阅读过他的基金会的网站(www.laf.org)以及他的著作后,人们总是会产生这样的疑惑:帮助阿姆斯特朗赢得七次环法自行车赛冠军的那种坚韧也同样帮助治愈了他的癌症吗?阿姆斯特朗很小心地不把自行车运动与癌症划上等号,但是他还有他的崇拜者常常会情不自禁地这样做。这样一种联系可能会是极具误导性的。

在二十岁刚出头的时候,阿姆斯特朗就已经成为赛车世界的一颗新星了,但是情况并不很妙。1996年当他25岁的时候,阿姆斯特朗的身体出现疲劳感、睾丸疼痛和咳血。

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