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IVAN BASSO RUMORS & GOSSIP

Tour de France shorts: Basso is 'perfectly recovered' from cancer surgery

Basso is 'perfectly recovered' from surgery after cancer scare Ivan Basso's doctors have said the Italian is "perfectly recovered" after undergoing treatment for testicular cancer. The Italian was forced to quit the Tour de France after the first week when medical checks revealed he had the disease. A crash on stage 5 of the race in which he injured his left testical prompted the...
Via Cycling News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Basso focussed on recovery after successful testicular cancer surgery

Ivan Basso was released from the Hospital San Raffaele in Milan on Thursday and has returned home to his family following the successful surgery to remove a cancerous tumour from his left testicle. “I’m good, I’m happy, I have recovered quickly and I’m happy to go back home,” Basso said during an interview published in Gazzetta dello Sport. “I will do a series of check...
Via Cycling News
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Basso optimistic before testicular cancer surgery

Ivan Basso and his Tinkoff-Saxo team have revealed he will undergo surgery in Milan on Wednesday after being diagnosed with testicular cancer while riding the Tour de France. The Italian discovered he had testicular cancer after a series of test on Monday morning in Pau during the rest day. He had been complaining of some pain after a crash on stage 5 and the tests revealed he had...
Via Cycling News
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Basso's withdrawal with tumor hits Contador's hopes at Tour

PAU, France (AP) Stunning the Tour de France on its first rest day, doctors diagnosed a tumor in the left testicle of two-time Giro d'Italia winner Ivan Basso on Monday, forcing him out of the showcase race. His former rival Lance Armstrong, who survived testicular cancer that spread to his lungs and brain, immediately tweeted his support. At age 37, Basso wasn't a contender to...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ivan Basso diagnosed with testicular cancer

Ivan Basso has left the Tour de France after revealing that he has been diagnosed with testicular cancer. The announcement came during his Tinkoff-Saxo team’s rest day press conference in Pau on Monday afternoon. Basso explained that the diagnosis came about as an indirect result of a minor crash on stage 5 to Amiens, in which he injured his left testicle. When the pain persisted...
Via Cycling News
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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