EmpowHer has breaking news about the heroic health story of Olympic swimmer Eric Shanteau who was recently diagnosed with testicular cancer and will be representing the United States in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
In the quotes below you will discover how Shanteau has delayed his surgery until after Beijing, how he pulled off one of the biggest upsets in recent swimming history, and why his doctor has allowed him to continue to compete.
This is one of those EmpowHering stories you'll want to follow come the start of the Olympics.
Olympic swimmer Eric Shanteau is off to Beijing with a diagnosis of testicular cancer, and will delay his surgery until after he competes there, the 24-year-old Georgia native tells the Associated Press.
His physicians approved his being in the Olympic trials in Omaha...
Just days after being part of the biggest upset at the US Olympic Trials, Eric Shanteau, who beat Brendan Hansen to qualify for Beijing in the 200 breast, announced that he has testicular cancer.
U.S. Swimming said doctors had cleared Shanteau to compete in the trials despite being diagnosed with the disease.
Olympic Swimmer Eric Shanteau Diagnosed with Testicular Cancer
Olympic swimmer Eric Shanteau has been diagnosed with testicular cancer. The 24-year-old said he discovered he had cancer a week before the Olympic trials. He was given permission by his doctors to compete and he made the team finishing in second place.
Doctors have advised Shanteau to have surgery now, but the Georgia native says he plans to put it off until after the Olympics in Beijing.