Велоспорт и рак

Велосипедист Ланс Армстронг недавно отпраздновал юбилей. Прошло десять лет с тех пор, как ему поставили диагноз ‘метастатический тестикулярный рак’, который, по мнению его врачей, его убьет.

На основе своей вдохновляющей истории и своих усилий предать болезнь гласности, Армстронг стал участником общественного движения против рака. Но при исследовании его сайта в Интернете ( www.laf.org ) и его писем, остается докучливый вопрос: Неужели то же самое упорство, которое помогло Армстронгу выиграть семь велогонок Тур де Франс, помогло вылечить его рак? Армстронг старается не приравнивать велоспорт и рак, но он — и легионы его фанатов – часто не могут не делать этого. Такая связь может сильно вводить в заблуждение.

Когда ему было чуть больше двадцати лет, Армстронг уже становился силой в мире гонок, но не все было так хорошо. В 1996 году в возрасте 25 лет у Армстронга появилась усталость, тестикулярная боль и кашель с кровью.

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