Menstuff® has information on Testicular Cancer. Menstuff® has created a campaign to increase awareness of testicular cancer and the importance of doing self-exams for early detection.
Get a Grip! Testicular Cancer
Awareness Week Campaign- Apr 1-7
This public awareness and education program was conceived because of the alarming number of young men presenting advanced, incurable cases of Testicular Cancer (TC). It is designed to promote education, awareness, and the importance of early detection through monthly self-exams and correct diagnosis.
It happens the first week of the month-long Youth Sports Safety month in April. So that everyone working with youth, especially sports educators and health care professionals, will communicate the importance of early detection.
This campaign was designed to eliminate the stigma and
embarrassment connected with boys and young men becoming
more aware of their bodies, especially their testicles, and
explain the importance and value of doing a self-exam at
least monthly. It is essential to "Get a Grip" and promote
the importance of self-examination for testicular cancer. It
is one of the easiest cancers to cure IF it is detected in
time. However, because young men haven't been informed or
taught the importance of a self-exam, death for testicular
cancer in the 15-34 age group out paces the number of deaths
from breast cancer by women in the same age group. A Reall
Man knows himself. So, "Get a Grip!" The following goes
on to explain this amazingly simple procedure.
In the realm of "If it ain't broke, don't fix it", there's been a substantial increase in information about prostate cancer. However, Testicular Cancer is the most common cancer in men ages 15-40, an age when we don't want to admit the possibility of illness. If detected early, it is among the easiest to cure. For men in this age group it is suggested a once-a-month simple self-examination. This can help catch this cancer at its early stage. The most convenient time to examine yourself if while taking a shower or bath.
The most convenient time to examine yourself is while taking a shower or both. The warm water causes the skin to relax, making the examination of the underlying issues easier.
Examine your testicles. Slowly roll each resticle between the thumb and fingers. Try to find any hard, nonsensitive lumps.
Examine the epididymis for lumps. This crescent-shaped cord is behind each testicle. This area is tender so do not be alarmed.
Evamine the VAS, the sperm-carrying tube which extends from he epididymis) of each testicle.
In early stages testicular cancer may be symptomless. When symptoms do occur, they include:
If you find a lump or have any of the above symptoms, see your doctor immediately for an accurate diagnosis.
This guide can be downloaded in its entirety or you can
send for a waterproof guide that can hang on your shower
head at home or school. $3 each. How
Todo hombre de 15 a 35 anos de edad debe protegerse contra el cancer de los testiculos.
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