Chris Lofton Reveals He Battled, Beat Cancer

Kentucky's former Mister Basketball Chris Lofton has revealed to espn.com that he was diagnosed with testicular cancer at the end of his junior season.

It was discovered after Lofton was picked for a random drug test by the NCAA following their first round game last year.

Lofton has apparently beaten the cancer. He went through radiation and treatment for more than a month.

Lofton says that he is now cancer free but will undergo regular checkups for the rest of his life.


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  • by Fred Location: Lexington on May 2, 2008 at 09:42 AM
    Attaboy, Chris! Best win of your career!
  • by David Location: Winchester on May 2, 2008 at 07:33 AM
    Talk about character. This young man was much maligned in the sports media all year long and never once did he use his illness as a crutch, even though it would have been perfectly justified. He could have said, back off, I have cancer, but he chose the high road and kept the focus on team and lead them to a great season. I hope that all of this wonderful young man's dreams come true.
  • by Troy Lee Thomas Location: Morehead, KY on May 1, 2008 at 06:44 PM
    I have met many people in my life but I can honestly say that Chris Lofton is one of the most humbled people that I have ever met. Chris comes from an outstanding family that everyone loves very much. Chris is a true gift from God and he examplifies what kindness, love, and humility is supposed to be. I will always have Chris in my prayers knowing that God has everthing under control. Great things are in stored for Chris Lofton because God always takes care of his people. You are in my prayers!
  • by kristen jolly Location: hillsboro on May 1, 2008 at 05:07 PM
    chris i am a big fan of yours and i will pray for you.
  • by Jan Location: Pikeville on May 1, 2008 at 04:41 PM
    Prayers were answered Chris..... We'll continue to pray for you...Stay healthly
  • by Leslie Location: Powell on May 1, 2008 at 02:50 PM
    Chris Lofton is awesome. We just had a stupid coach at the time he graduated high school. I hope he does well with this and throughout his entire life. Even though Tennessee is one of Kentuckys big rivals Chris Lofton is still from Kentucky and he should get all the respect that any body does. I pray for him and his family that this doesnt reoccur and hopefully he can be free from this for the rest of his life. Good Luck Chris throughtout your life. Wish you were still playing basketball he is an enjoyment to watch!!!!

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