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Old 07-14-15, 09:08 AM
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Best wishes Ivan Basso

Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery
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Too bad to hear this. I do understand that testicular cancer is not that rare, and Basso is in a prime age group to get it. That said, you have to wonder whether the doping, particularly steroids, played a role in this.
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
Too bad to hear this. I do understand that testicular cancer is not that rare, and Basso is in a prime age group to get it. That said, you have to wonder whether the doping, particularly steroids, played a role in this.
I also wish Basso the best of luck. Steroids are really some powerful stuff. I was watching a Charlie Rose show on PBS some days ago (this one's topic was gender identification/sex change and he had some brilliant researchers on talking about their different research and protocols), and I was stunned to see what testosterone and estrogen can do to the human body and physiology at above natural dosages. I came away from watching it feeling that anything that are capable of such drastic changes can really mess up your physiology if things don't go well or are abused.

I also see a bodybuilder at my local gym who I suspect is on steroids. The weird thing is that his facial features are just kinda blunt, no sharpness or definition to his face. Steroids are powerful stuff, especially when abused.
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
Too bad to hear this. I do understand that testicular cancer is not that rare, and Basso is in a prime age group to get it. That said, you have to wonder whether the doping, particularly steroids, played a role in this.
Tough to say. Given the size of the peloton and the statistics for that type of cancer I would think you'd see alot more of it if guys using corticosteroids were getting it at that much higher of a rate.
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Lance was much stronger when he came back from testicular cancer!
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Lance was much stronger when he came back from testicular cancer!
Ha without going into all the rest, Lance wasn't 38 at the time.
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