The famous Norwegian skier Aksel Lund Svindal (39) announced that he was diagnosed with testicular cancer, but the good news is that it was detected at an early stage and the prognosis is favorable. "I felt a change in my body.
I wasn't sure what it was, or if it was anything at all. But I decided to have it checked out. I went to see a doctor and was quickly [transferred] to the hospital where they confirmed what the doctor suspected. Testicle cancer," Svindal wrote on Instagram, accompanied by a picture of himself in a hospital gown.
"Tests, scans and surgery all happened very quickly. And already after the first week I knew the prognoses looked very good. All thanks to that first decision to go see a doctor as soon as I suspected something was off."
Svindal said he felt a change in his body that prompted him to see a doctor.
“The last few weeks have been different,” he wrote. “But I’m able to say weeks and not months because of great medical help, a little luck and a good decision.
“I wasn’t sure what it was, or if it was anything at all. … [I] was quickly transferred to the hospital where they confirmed what the doctor suspected. Testicle cancer”. In November 2007, Svindal broke bones in his face and sliced open his groin and abdominal area following a nasty crash during a downhill training run in Beaver Creek, Colorado.
But he quickly returned to being one of the circuit’s top competitors. During his great career, which ended in 2019, Svindal won two Olympic golds (super giant slalom in 2010 in Vancouver and downhill in 2018 in Pyeongchang), five world championship titles and two titles of the overall winner of the World Cup (2007, 2009).
In addition, there are also nine small Crystal Globes (five in downhill, two in super giant slalom and one each in giant slalom and combined).