One week before the 2008 Olympic trials, swimmer Eric Shanteau was diagnosed with testicular cancer. He made the decision then to wait until after the Games to have surgery, which made his doctor Jeff Carney very nervous.
Dr. Carney is chief of Urology at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta and assistant professor of Urology at Emory University. After Shanteau returned from Beijing, Dr. Carney got the green light to do the surgery at Emory University Hospital.
Shanteau also decided against chemotherapy -- but he's been in remission ever since.
HLN's Bob Van Dillen talked with Dr. Carney about how they worked through the treatment regimen and what it will be like to watch Carney's former patient compete in London.