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Ambassador Bio: Jim Strowe

It all started with a backache in 1992. I had an upper GI after an emergency room visit, and my life got complicated quickly.  Now there was no talk of testicular cancer at this point.  I had a retroperitoneal tumor near my pancreas and the surgery was exploratory.  I get operated on and wake up with tubes everywhere and thinking I had just been stuck with a bad ginsu knife.  I had a scar from my sternum down below my belly button and was quite freaked out.  Six weeks of recovery and an appointment withmy surgeonsaying "hey Jim you have a seminoma (12 x 5 cm from the report) "  I had no idea what significance a "seminoma"  was, nor much of anything about testicular cancer.  

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