Terry Ruggles, a reporter for Philadelphia's own NBC 10, has been battling testicular cancer and sharing his story with the world.
Ruggles says it came out of nowhere. He goes on a 3 mile, daily run and suddenly felt pain. He figured it was from a pulled muscle.
But, that wasn't the case. Ruggles found a hard spot on one of his testicles in the shower and knew something wasn't right. So, he got it checked out.
Since then, he's had blood tests, ultra-sounds and X-rays that have all pointed to the same thing: testicular cancer.
He underwent surgery, and now is considering whether to procede with chemotherapy.
Today, 5% of men with testicular cancer die. Back in 1970, 25% of men were dying from it.
A confident Terry Ruggles puts it best: "Cancer is treatable and beatable."
He wants everyone to know, though, the cancer grows rapidly and can double in size in 2 to 4 weeks making time the key factor in detecting and treating cancer.