After months of rumors, Hollywood star announces that he has testicular cancer. This is devastating.
Tarek El Moussa is a tv sensation after he and his (ex)wife’s show “Flip or Flop” that drew in millions of viewers. During his time on the show we were all informed that he had suffered a battle with thyroid cancer, but now months after rumors he shares about another serious cancer battle.
The Flip or Flop star sat down with PEOPLE magazine and opened up about his battle with testicular cancer that no one knew about. He says that testicular cancer was a very private battle for him, and he didn’t want everyone to know about it.
“Testicular cancer is more of a private thing…”
His cancer story started when a fan noticed a bump on his neck during one of their shows and told him he should get it checked out. After the diagnosis of thyroid cancer he says that he and his wife at the times started looking through all of the other medical records.
They found an irregular testicular exam that he had about two years prior and they decided to get more testing done.
“Christina and I looked through all my old medical records for any other irregularities…I was at one building doing my thyroid stuff and mentioned I was going across the street to get an ultrasound done,” El Moussa say of the day of the testing. “I’ll never forget the doctor joking, ‘I hope you don’t have cancer!’ ”
Tarek says that he remembers the ultrasound technician becoming very quite and he knew that something wasn’t right. He says within two hours they were telling him that he needed surgery and that he was absolutely devastated.
I can’t imagine how tough this must of been.
“I get over to the ultrasound and [the technician and I] are talking and having fun and all of a sudden he got really quiet,” El Moussa recalls. “I said, ‘What’s up?’ I could tell he was nervous and he was like ‘Oh, I’m not a doctor.” I said, ‘What do you mean?’ And he said, ‘Are you in pain? I think you’re in pain and should go to the emergency room.’ Right then, I knew something was wrong. A half hour later they tell me I have cancer and try to sign me up for surgery. That was devastating.”
I had no idea that all of this was going on! Thankfully he has recovered!