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A Disease Every Man Fears

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    A Disease Every Man Fears
    Terry Ruggles battles with testicular cancer.

    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.

    Terry Ruggles Stands Up to Testicular Cancer - Part 1

    [PHI] Terry Ruggles Stands Up to Testicular Cancer - Part 1
    NBC10's Terry Ruggles talks about his personal fight against testicular cancer. Part 1 of a 3-part series.
    (Published Friday, Oct. 24, 2008)

     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."

    Terry Ruggles Stands Up to Testicular Cancer - Part 2

    [PHI] Terry Ruggles Stands Up to Testicular Cancer - Part 2
    NBC10's Terry Ruggles talks about his personal fight against testicular cancer. Part 2 of a 3-part series focuses on a local man who is currently being treated for the disease with chemotherapy.
    (Published Wednesday, July 22, 2009)

    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.

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