Kick your man in the pants about testicular cancer! Okay, stop… not really! I don’t want men sending me hate mail. So, what’s up with the post title? Women sometimes need to kick men in the butt to get them motivated about their health – they always tend to put things off until it is too late. Today, I am joining forces with the Testicular Cancer Foundation + Tommy John to encourage men to take care of their health and become more proactive about their health.
Testicular cancer is when malignant cells form in the tissues of one or both testicles. Most testicular cancers begin in the in germ cells. These germ cells produce immature sperm that travel through a network of tiny tubes, or tubules, up through the epididymis (a larger tube next to the testicles) where the sperm are stored and mature. There are two main types of testicular germ cell tumors – seminomas and nonseminomas. These two types of tumors grow, spread, and are treated differently. Nonseminomas grow and spread more quickly. Seminomas are more sensitive to radiation. Some testicular tumors can contain both seminoma and nonseminoma cells.
Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in males 15 – 34 years old. a
The most common sign of testicular cancer are lumps, swelling and/or pain in the testicles or scrotum. However, lumps are usually painless or just uncomfortable – but don’t wait to feel pain before visiting your doctor! Swelling can also occur without a lump. So, basically, anything out of the ordinary for you should be checked out by a doctor! Also, keep in mind, these symptoms to not necessarily mean you HAVE testicular cancer… that’s why a visit to the doctor is so important! Left untreated, testicular cancer can spread through other parts of your body. Don’t wait for symptoms to get worse… they aren’t going to go away on their own… visit the doctor and get a diagnosis!
- One male is diagnosed with testicular cancer every hour
- It is the most easily detected form of cancer
- There is a 99% survival rate when caught early
- It is the most common cancer in males ages 15-34
As women, we sometimes have to kick the men in our lives in the pants to get them moving when it comes to health (or anything, but I digress…). I encourage you to have them visit the Testicular Cancer Foundation to learn more about about this highly-treatable cancer. While there, they can see a demo on how to check themselves, as well as order a free shower card to remind them to do a monthly self-exam.
Now, here’s the fun part! Tommy John recently donated $10,000 directly to the Testicular Cancer Foundation to assist in finding a cure for testicular cancer. Now, they need your help… share these fun info cards on Instagram for a chance to win $25 of Tommy John underwear!
Here’s how to enter. Share one of the testicular cancer info cards below on Instagram using #KnowYourBalls and tag someone who could benefit from knowing more about testicular cancer. Follow @TommyJohnWear and #TesticularCancerFoundation for a chance to win a $25 credit for Tommy John underwear! To share these info cards, just save the cards to your mobile device and share them on Instagram OR follow me on Instagram and share from my profile!
Each day 24 males are diagnosed with testicular cancer. Each day 1 male loses their life from this disease.
Ladies, kick your men in the pants and ask them to #KnowYourBalls. Encourage the men in your life to check themselves and see a doctor about testicular cancer. You could save their life.
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