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We've got the video clips from the MTV Cancer Special!
"This is no Joke"
In March of 2000, unconventional MTV personality and Comedian Tom Green was diagnosed with testicular cancer.
Testicular cancer is the most common form of cancer in men aged 15-35. USRF salutes Tom's courage in bringing attention to this important health issue, as only he can.
Tom's MTV Cancer Special
On May 23, 2000, MTV aired a one-hour special episode of the Tom Green Show. The special followed Tom through his treatment and included graphic footage of the surgical procedure during which doctors removed Tom's right testicle. Tom uses humor to educate, and MTV has graciously allowed USRF to share video clips of some lighter moments from the show.
The Ball Song
Tom Green underwent an orchiectomy and retroperitoneal lymph node dissection for testis cancer in March and April of 2000. He has made a complete recovery, and has, in an exceptional burst of good-spirited public service, made these videos available on the USRF website and to encourage men at risk to perform self-examination.
Facts about Testicular Cancer
Cancer of the testis is the most common solid tumor in men aged 15-35. The incidence is increasing and USRF encourages all men to examine themselves and see a doctor for regular physical examinations.
The Testicular Cancer Resource Center's Testicular Self Exam Page
Tom Green Related Links:
MTV Announces Tom's Cancer Diagnosis (March 2000)
Used with permission of MTV Networks, Inc.