Scott Hamilton opens up about latest cancer bout

Scott Hamilton had heard it before: cancer. However, this time was different. “I survived [testicular] cancer in 1997,” said Hamilton, an Olympic gold medal figure skater. “Seven years later I was diagnosed with a pituitary…

MTHFR

The gene mutation MTHFR and its role in cancer

A key component of methylating processes that occur within every cell of the human body is the gene MTHFR (methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase). MTHFR acts comparable to a switch turning biological activities off and on in the…

‘They were pressuring me to do chemo’

My name is Jeffrey and I had Stage III testicular cancer. I was diagnosed Feb. 25, 2009. I had my first surgery to have the cancerous testicle removed on the next day. I went to the…

Testicular cancer

The testicles are two egg-shaped glands that sit in the scrotum. They are part of the male reproductive system. Their main functions include making sperm, and testosterone. Sometimes cells in the testicles change or stop…