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Did Body Heat Beat Lance Armstrong's Testicular Cancer?

Three Johns Hopkins University researchers are putting forth the theory that says body heat had something to do with Lance Armstrong - and thousands of other men each year - beating testicular cancer.

They note that the high cure rate for testicular cancer may be due to the fact that testicles are cooler than other parts of the body, so any cancer that develops there may not be able to handle the heat when it spreads to warmer areas of the body.

Understanding the basis for what they call “the Lance Armstrong effect” might lead to ways to help make other kinds of cancer more treatable, the researchers said in an article in Wednesday’s Journal of the American Medical Association.

Lance Armstrong sparks ‘hot’ cancer theory

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