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Cancer again strikes track star -- and again he goes public
Cancer again strikes track star -- and again he goes public

In 1994, when he was diagnosed with testicular cancer, middle-distance track star Steve Scott felt an obligation to warn other men about the disease. He talked openly with reporters and urged men to see their doctors. With surgery and chemotherapy, Scott beat the disease. Scott is now 58, a member of the National Track and Field Hall of Fame, a resident of Carlsbad and track coach at nearby California State University San Marcos. He has again been diagnosed with cancer – this time, of the prostate – and has decided to turn his condition into a moment for public education. At the conclusion of Saturday’s Cougar Challenge cross-country meet at San Marcos, Scott is set...

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