EDMONTON — Edmonton Eskimos lineman Alex Krausnick says he has battled testicular cancer and is urging other young men to be vigilant in checking for the disease as the new national spokesperson for Testicular Cancer Canada.
Krausnick broke his silence about his cancer in a statement released Tuesday.
In a video by Testicular Cancer Canada, Krausnick said he received treatment quickly after his wife urged him to visit a doctor once he noticed a pain in his testicles. He said he might not have made the appointment otherwise.
“Many young men don’t know the signs of testicular cancer, or how to check for it. I certainly didn’t,” Krausnick said. “That’s why I’m excited to work with Testicular Cancer Canada as their national spokesperson — I really want to make sure young men are checking themselves to help detect cancer and receive treatment as early as possible.”
Krausnick, a 26-year-old Calgary native, is in his fifth CFL season.
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