Testicular Cancer, Plant-based Diets and Western Hospital Food: A Case Report
This is the case report of a young man who faced testicular cancer in his early 20s. His journey through hospital care was characterized by effective intervention-based medicine but lacked risk factor identification and management. Nutrition, a key component of cancer prevention and treatment, was never a subject of discussion. After receiving his diagnosis, the patient adopted a plant-based diet and never experienced a relapse. We therefore critically summarize and discuss the available studies associating particular foods with risk of testicular cancer. Finally, we cover the topic of hospital nutrition, based on insights from the patient’s history.