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Everything Men Need to Know About Testicular Cancer

Did you know…
Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in young men aged 15-34 years?

 

Testicular cancer is a highly treatable cancer that can be cured if it is caught and treated in its early stages. Young men should be aware that they are at a higher risk of having testicular cancer if they have undescended testes, if a family member has a history of testicular cancer or if they have had testicular cancer themselves. It is important that young men are aware of the risks and make sure that they check their testicles for any changes in shape, size or pain. Checking for these symptoms can be done on a regular basis and should take no more than a few minutes.

If there is a concern after administering a self-check, men are advised to contact their doctor immediately. It is important that this is addressed directly, as early detection and treatment is key. It should be noted that testicular cancer that was caught in its early stages can be cured with treatment that includes the removal of the affected testis, chemotherapy or radiotherapy.
The Movember Foundation is dedicated to spreading awareness and raising funds for programs that support men’s health. They encourage men to seek professional help for preventative care or any illnesses that they are experiencing. The Movember Foundation produced this short video that will help your self-exam for testicular cancer.

During the month of November, the Movember Foundation encourages men to grow out their mustaches to spark conversation about men’s health. Do you want to get involved in the fight for better men’s health? Join 24 Hour Home Care and the Movember Foundation today! Click here to donate to the Movember Foundation, where 100% of the proceeds will go to men’s health and preventative care programs.

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