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Football. a former pro, Russ still considers testicular cancer a taboo subject

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A former pro, Russ still considers testicular cancer a taboo subject

Marco Rus greets the fans during a charity match at the Commerzbank Arena. photo:

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For former soccer professional Marco Rus, discussions about diseases such as testicular cancer haven’t really reached the public. “It’s still a taboo subject today. I think it’s good that Marco Richter and Timo Baumgartl are dealing with it openly and publicly to show people that it’s a bad disease, but one that can be well treated,” says the 36-year-old. German press agency. Russ was diagnosed with testicular cancer six years ago, but has since recovered.

For former soccer professional Marco Rus, discussions about diseases such as testicular cancer haven’t really reached the public. “It’s still a taboo subject today. I think it’s good that Marco Richter and Timo Baumgartl are dealing with it openly and publicly to show people that it’s a bad disease, but one that can be well treated,” says the 36-year-old. German press agency. Russ was diagnosed with testicular cancer six years ago, but has since recovered.

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