June 19th, 2017

Cancer and Sex: Why is Nobody Talking About It?

Wearing only stretchy blue briefs, David Fuehrer posed for the camera with one beefy arm flexed over his head, the other clenched in front of his chest. T hick muscles and veins rippled under his tan, hairless skin, and there was a tense smirk on his face. It was 2001, and Fuehrer, then 25, was just a few days away from winning the light heavyweight title at the Natural New York State Bodybuilding Championship.


May 23rd, 2016

Young female cancer survivors not clear on infertility risks

Many young women who survive cancer don’t understand how tumor treatments affect their reproductive health even though the therapy can trigger infertility, a survey suggests.


December 18th, 2014

Happy to be Disease-Free, but Not Happy

In October 2001, David Fuehrer was the strongest man in New York. Or at least he was the holder of a statewide “Natural Bodybuilding” title.

Just four months later, Fuehrer was diagnosed with testicular cancer. He was 25 years old.


December 4th, 2014

How Social Media Helps Young People With Cancer

The summer between her sophomore and junior years of high school, Thea Linscott of East Meadows, New York, says her lifelong dance teacher kept asking if she felt OK. Linscott felt fine, apart from a little fatigue, so she was taken aback by the question. But then a strange bump appeared on her shoulder, which a pediatric dermatologist told her to get biopsied.