Svindal: “I have cancer”

“The prognosis, however, is good”

“I have testicular cancer.” This is the shocking revelation from the former alpine ski champion, the Norwegian Aksel Lund Svindal in an Instagram post. A news arrived after having participated in ‘Il Festival dello Sport’ in Trento together with the blue Dominik Paris.

“Tests, scans and surgeries happened very quickly. And already after the first week I knew the prognosis was very good. All thanks to the first decision to go to the doctor as soon as I suspected something was wrong. You knew that testicular cancer is the most common type of cancer for men under 50? And that it’s not uncommon for patients to be young in their 20s. I didn’t know, but now I know. What I also know is that men aren’t good at talking about health problems. And sometimes that’s exactly what you have to do to get acquainted, or to make that good decision about going to a doctor. ”

“If you live in Norway and have any questions, you should contact @kreftforeningen. They have experienced people and answers to any questions you may have. They do a great job. And I’m sure other countries have similar foundations,” added Svindal, who retired in 2019. , and among the greatest skiers of all time.