to connectVideoActor Colin Egglesfield at testicular cancer diagnosis: “It’s not something men usually want to talk about
The actor and former soap opera star, Colin Egglesfield sitting down with Fox News’ Dr. Manny Alvarez to discuss his new book, the Agile Artist: life lessons from Hollywood and Beyond.’ The book shares details on how he did it, not one, but two, of the diagnosis of cancer, as well as the highlight of his career.
Soap fans will recognize Colin Egglesfield, from his days on “All My Children”, while others will remember it as the PEOPLE magazine named him “Sexiest Man Alive.” However, the actor-turned-author, has added another title to his resume, and he hopes that it is one of people’s most-inspiring: Testicular cancer survivor.
Egglesfield, now 46, said that he was only nine months into his major breakthrough as an “All Madden” is set to “All My Children” when he was first diagnosed.
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“It’s not something that men normally have to talk about it, and for the longest time, I didn’t want to talk about it, because it is a personal matter,” Egglesfield told Fox News. “I’ve noticed that my left testicle had swelled up, and I went to the doctor and he told me that we needed to have in order to do some tests, ultrasound scans, blood tests. And they found out that it is in a fairly advanced stage and the transaction is done and it was discovered that some of the cancer cells was gone through the veins and arteries in the kidneys.”
Egglesfield has undergone an operation to remove the cancer, but it is on the one-year anniversary of his initial diagnosis, doctors discovered it had spread to the other testicle as well. The chances of that happening will be fixed at 5 per cent.
“It’s not something that men normally have to talk about it, and for the longest time, I didn’t want to talk about it, because it’s a very personal thing.”
— Colin Egglesfield
By 2019, experts predict 9,560 new cases of testicular cancer will be diagnosed in the united states, approximately 410 patients are to die from the disease, according to the American Cancer Society. The cancer is not considered to be common, because only 1 out of every 250 men of developing testicular cancer, a 33-normally, the average age of a patient. Only 6 per cent of the cases occur in children and adolescents, and about 8% occur in men over the age of 55 years.
As it is, it is usually easy to treat, the American Cancer Society, said one of the men’s risk of dying from the disease remains at low levels.
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Egglesfield completed treatment and was declared cancer-free. His experience inspired him to as a volunteer with the St’s. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, where he will find it easy to relate to the children and families that are going through the treatment. That feeling has escalated to this idea in his book, “Agile is an Artist.”
“It was 13 years ago, so, thankfully, I am cancer-free,” he told Fox News. “I feel like at this point in my life, it made sense to put it down on paper.”
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In the book, and Egglesfield, to reflect on the importance of going after your dreams, and how they are used, and the resources that are the basis of the act, in order to help all of the in the treatment of cancer.
“I have to talk to you about how to go after what’s truly important in your life and how to overcome challenges that stand in the way of making that happen,” he said.