US Swimmer Cleared For Games Despite Having Cancer

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Wednesday July 23, 2008
UNDATED (AP) -- Eric Shanteau, a swimmer from the Atlanta area
who decided to put off surgery for testicular cancer until after
the Olympics, has been cleared to head to Beijing with the U.S.
swim team.

The national men's coach, Eddie Reese, said Wednesday that
Shanteau just got the results of his final blood tests at the
team's training camp in Palo Alto, Calif. They showed no spread of
the cancer, which was discovered last month before the Olympic
trials. "The bloodwork says he is ready to go straight through
Beijing," Reese said. Shanteau will compete in the 200-meter breaststroke.

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