Notes of Hope: April 2018
“Honestly, it happened so quickly—from the time my doctor told me until the time I ended treatment—that it hardly registered,” says 40-year-old Pablo Garcia matter-of-factly. “I went to the doctor when I realized that I probably hadn’t pulled a muscle because the pain was so intense. He examined me, and said he’d see me Tuesday to remove it. ‘Remove what?’ I asked. ‘Your testicle.’ There’s no history of cancer in my family.” He was speechless, and so was his mother, for Pablo had seminoma testicular cancer. He was 24.