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Health

Testicular cancer

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Many people have undergone chemotherapy or radiation treatment for testicular cancer and are still living today.

That list includes actors Richard Belzer and Tom Green, 2007 World Series MVP Mike Lowell and 7-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong. And, let’s not forget about guitarists Peter DeStefano and Jeff Young who wouldn’t still be rocking and rolling if they weren’t testicular cancer survivors.

Locally, those seeking treatment can consider Dr. Sabet Siddiqui and his Oncology MDs, Inc., office in DeKalb.

Testicular cancer is rising in the U.S, and the American Cancer Society estimates that there will be close to 9,000 new cases of testicular cancer diagnosed in 2017 and that more than 400 people will die from the disease.

It’s been known for a long time that cells in just about any part of one’s body can develop into cancer. The same holds true for testicular cancer, as cells grow uncontrollably in the testicles.

While progress has been made in treating it - including the refining of some surgical methods - it still can be deadly. Fortunately, doctors like Dr. Siddiqui have made advancements in utilizing chemotherapy and radiation to treat the different forms of testicular cancer.

There’s no argument that seeking someone with experience to provide care is paramount. They can find reputable, compassionate care from someone like Dr. Siddiqui who has committed his life to treating those with cancer. Dr. Siddiqui is determined to provide the utmost care for you or your loved one.

For a testicular cancer consultation, a second opinion or more, contact Oncology MDs, which accepts most private Medicare and most private insurance plans.

www.oncologymds.com

Call Dr. Siddiqui at (815) 862-3489.