Man denied chemo and tried to fight cancer with juice diet so he could become a dad – Daily Star

When a man was diagnosed with testicular cancer, he hoped to fight the disease “naturally”.

Aaron Aby, 29, aimed to overcome the deadly illness by drinking juices and consuming CBD products.

He worried chemotherapy would prevent him from becoming a dad in the future, so vowed to avoid it at all costs.

Despite his efforts to beat cancer with home remedies, the Liverpool-based MMA fighter was given three to six months to live.

At this point, he agreed to undertake chemotherapy and had two operations.

This has proven to be life-saving, as the “miracle” patient is now cancer free.

Aaron first started noticing cancer symptoms when he was MMA training and fighting (Image: Daily Post Wales)

Aaron who also has cystic fibrosis, shared his story with Liverpool Echo.

He recalls noticing symptoms of the deadly disease two years ago, when chronic back and groin pain made it difficult to compete in MMA fights.

He said: “I had the symptoms in the build-up to my last fight.

“I wasn’t sure if it was stress-related or whether it was a body shot or a low blow.

“I had pain in my testicle and pain in my back.”

Aaron wanted to avoid chemotherapy because he worried it would ruin his parenting prospects (Image: Aaron Aby)
The MMA fighter also worried he wouldn’t survive ops due to his cystic fibrosis (Image: Aaron Aby)

After reporting these problems to his doctor, the sportsman was diagnosed with stage three testicular cancer in 2017.

The diagnosis was devastating for Aaron and his family.

But initially, he wanted to swerve treatment.

The cancer survivor explained: “Because the treatment would stop me being a dad, I rejected chemotherapy as I wanted to fight it naturally.

“I tried everything I could to beat it naturally, such as CBD and juicing, but the cancer just kept getting worse, and then it went to my stomach.

“They told me I had about three to six months left to live.”

(Image: Daily Post Wales)

Thankfully, the bleak prognosis was enough to convince Aaron to get life-saving treatment.

He said: “When I decided to have the chemo, that’s when I was like ‘right, I’m just going to fight through this as hard as I can’.”

The MMA fighter had two operations to remove the cancer, one of which focused on the 15cm tumour on his stomach.

He worried surgery could be fatal due to the risk general anaesthetic poses to his lungs because of his cystic fibrosis.

But against all odds, the ops were successful.

Two years on, the survivor is now cancer-free and raring for his comeback fight next month.

Source: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/health/man-denied-chemo-tried-fight-20872808

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