For twenty-five years he had everything he could wish for. The title of one of the best-rounders mnogodnevschikov in professional cycling team, Motorola, multimillion-dollar contract with Nike, a solid bank account, a house on the lake, beautiful wife and beloved "Porsche". On this machine itself and Lance went to the hospital, worried epistaxis and prolonged fatigue, it is not characteristic. Verdict doctor sounded like a death sentence: testicular cancer at advanced stage, with metastases to the lungs. Endurance Armstrong has played a trick on him: he prevailed against the pain until recently, and malignancy in the meantime undermined his body.
Instead of training and competition in the next few years Lance waited endless chemotherapy, high-dose radiation and surgery to remove the testicle. This is more than enough to fall into a prolonged depression. However, the nature of Armstrong, which allowed him to become one of the best in the business, made itself felt here. In his book, Lance wrote: "Cancer chose the wrong victim. When he was looking for, where would he live, he made a big mistake by me. A big mistake. "
He did not just get rid of the cancer (doctors call this phenomenon the case, and today all over the world conduct experimental treatment "by Lance Armstrong"). He also returned to the sport, starting with workouts on an exercise bike and a brief hospital cycling at home. This was followed by an invitation to a professional cycling team. For the Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team Lance became a significant part: In this team he won seven consecutive world's most prestigious race - "Tour de France".
Today Lance Armstrong Foundation is headed by the support of cancer patients, arranges for them velozabegi, trains himself ... His book is a history of the disease and defeat it has become a reference for thousands of people with cancer. Lance proved by example: the fight against cancer can be won. At that - triumphantly.