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Lofton Reveals He Beat Cancer

Former Tennessee basketball player Chris
Lofton says there's a reason why he got off to a sluggish start in
his senior season.
Lofton played last season after undergoing treatment for
testicular cancer, revealing to ESPN.com that he had surgery in
March 2007 and four weeks of radiation starting last May. He says a
drug test at the 2007 NCAA tournament revealed he potentially had a
tumor.
The ESPN report says Lofton was randomly picked during the 2007
NCAA tournament for a drug test, which revealed high levels of hCG,
a hormone that serves as an indicator of pregnancy in women,
steroid use or cancer.
He was a preseason All-America going into his senior season, but
fans and reporters began raising questions when he started the
season in a shooting slump.


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