He’s actually had two different types of cancer–both thyroid and testicular–and managed to wrestle them down simultaneously.Here’s Tarek’s appearance (the interview proper begins at around the mark): “I thought I was going to die,” Tarek admits. Literally a month after I found out I had thyroid cancer, I was at the hospital, and they said ‘Hey, I hate to tell you…you have testicular cancer.'” Tarek explained that he decided to talk about his testicular cancer now “to make people aware of it.” His stepfather was just diagnosed with testicular cancer, and is undergoing chemotherapy, so the issue hits even closer to home for him right now.The most powerful androgen is testosterone (pronounced: tess-TOSS-tuh-rone).Although testosterone is mainly a mature male hormone, girls' bodies produce smaller amounts.Testosterone helps build muscle and promotes the masculine traits that guys develop during puberty, such as deepening of the voice and growth of body hair.Testosterone levels can also affect how aggressive a person is.The body makes steroids naturally to support such functions as fighting stress and promoting growth and development.But some people use steroid pills, gels, creams, or injections because they think steroids can improve their sports performance or the way they look.
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