When doctors diagnosed Armstrong with testicular cancer, he and his then wife knew they still wanted a family, so the decided to store his sperm in order to get pregnant later by artificial insemination.
Other body systems are affected as well: myotonic dystrophy may cause cataracts, retinal degeneration, low IQ, frontal balding, skin disorders, testicular atrophy, sleep apnea, and insulin resistance.
The other testicle is also secured during the surgery to prevent future testicular torsion, because children who have had one episode of testicular torsion are likely to experience it again.
Probably not if you ask Lance's wife at the time, Kristin Richards who is the mother of his three children and the woman who had seen him through his struggle with testicular cancer.
Of those cases that do not correct themselves naturally, intervention is very important, because undescended testes increase the likelihood of sterility and testicular cancer.
However, through extensive chemotherapy and alternative medicinal treatments, as well as testicular and brain surgery, he beat the cancer and came out stronger than ever.
Testicular torsion-A condition involving the twisting of the spermatic cord inside the testicle that shuts off its blood supply and can seriously damage the testicle.
In the breeding-season, it is separated by the prominent testicular mass.
From time immemorial thera- savages have been accustomed to eat the hearts of lions and other wild animals, under the belief that they will thereby obtain courage and strength like that of the animal from which the heart had been taken, but in 1889 BrownSequard proposed to use testicular juice as a general tonic and stimulant.
The first scientific attempt to employ portions of raw organs in the treatment of disease was made by Lauder Brunton in diabetes in 1873, sixteen years before Brown-Sequard's paper on the effect of testicular juice.