Nathan Adrian, campeão olímpico de natação, revelou na quinta-feira à noite ter um cancro nos testículos, mas diz que espera participar nos Jogos Olímpicos de 2020, em Tóquio.

«A vida, como quando se nada os 100 metros livres, por vir contra ti de forma tão dura e tão forte como alguém, não consegues sempre ver quem é, te persegue», escreveu o atleta nas redes sociais.

«Vendo pelo lado positivo, descobrimos cedo, já comecei o tratamento e os prognósticos são bons. Estarei de volta à agua dentro de poucas semanas, com o meu foco totalmente definido para Tóquio», acrescentou.

Nathan Adrian, desportista norte-americano de 30 anos, conta com oito medalhas olímpicas no currículo, das quais cinco são de ouro.


Life, like swimming the 100 free, can come at you hard and fast as you can’t always see who, or what, may be chasing you down. Recently, I went to the doctor as something didn’t seem quite right. At the very least, I still needed to get my flu shot so it couldn’t hurt. After a few tests and visits with a specialist, I unfortunately learned that I have Testicular Cancer. On the bright side, we caught it early, I have already started treatment and the prognosis is good. I will be back in the water in a few short weeks with my sights fully set on Tokyo! Along the way, I hope to share my journey in an effort to help break the stigma of discussing men’s health issues. I’ve realized that too often we tend to avoid these important topics, ignore the potential warning signs, and put off getting the medical help that we may need. As I told my family, I’ll be putting my public health degree to work a little sooner than I planned! But in all seriousness, I am keeping a positive attitude as cases such as mine are curable. I am extremely grateful for my family and friends, especially my wife, for their love and support. I am scheduled for surgery early next week and will provide an update soon. #menshealth #testicularcancer #standuptocancer

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