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    Chris Lofton

    Wow... Quite the story

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    .....The three-time All-American, in an exclusive interview with ESPN.com, revealed for the first time publicly that he played his senior season at Tennessee after undergoing surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from one of his testicles in March 2007.

    He was diagnosed with cancer only a few days after Tennessee ended its 2006-07 season with a Sweet 16 loss to Ohio State in San Antonio. Miraculously, the cancer was discovered after Lofton was picked randomly following the first-round win over Long Beach State to submit to an NCAA-mandated drug test. The results turned up positive, and Tennessee officials weren't notified until the day of the Ohio State game......


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    I just read this a bit ago... unbelievable. He's one of those guys that makes college hoops so great, just from the athlete side. Reading this... wow. So much respect for what he was able to do...


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    I was just reading this story...crazy!


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    Re: Chris Lofton

    Dudes....don't forget to check yourself



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    Re: Chris Lofton

    Another crazy story about a ncaa athlete. Adam Frey from Cornell University.


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    Re: Chris Lofton

    I just read that, WOW, very lucky he caught it early. Testicular cancer is most common in 18-30 year olds, so everyone out there, give the boys a little extra check once and a while!


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    I read this story yesterday and I couldn't believe that he had cancer. Players like this is what makes basketball such a great game. I'm glad that he made it through this ordeal and I hope that he can make at the next level.


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