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#TalkingBollocks in Testicular Cancer Awareness Month

Testicular Cancer

April is #TesticularCancerAwarenessMonth – help us save lives by #TalkingBollocks with the men in your life! 🙌

Raising awareness starts with YOU – learn the signs & symptoms of testicular cancer, start checking yourself once a month and don’t be embarrassed to start a conversation about testicular cancer with the men in your life. Together we can save lives ❤ you can start by sharing this blog, watching our video and following us online @RCTcharity and using our hashtag #TalkingBollocks 🍒👌

Every year 2,400 men are diagnosed with testicular cancer; and it’s on the rise – incidence rates have increased by more than a quarter since the early 1990’s… Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in men aged 15-45, but it is 98% curable if detected early – and all it takes is 2 minutes a month to check yourself for the signs and symptoms:

  • Lump
  • Pain
  • Hardness
  • Swelling
  • Heaviness

How to perform a testicular self-exam (your guilt-free excuse to touch your balls once a month…)

  1. Step One: Check one testicle at a time using both hands (after a hot bath or shower)
  2. Step Two: Firmly but gently roll your testicle between your thumb and fingers (don’t squeeze too hard!)
  3. Step Three: Get to know your Epididymis (your sperm cord – which can be rather tender)
  4. Step Four: Feel for the signs & symptoms of testicular cancer – or anything not normal for you (it’s normal for one to be bigger)
  5. Repeat every month

If you have any of the symptoms of testicular cancer, or have discovered anything not normal for you – then you must visit a medical professional. Don’t let embarrassment kill you, don’t be afraid to talk bollocks.

To receive your free monthly text reminder of the signs & symptoms of testicular cancer – simply text BALLS to 70300 – awareness direct to your pocket from The Robin Cancer Trust!

If you've got testicles then you need to watch this video...

#TeamRCT please watch & share our testicular cancer awareness video - help us raise awareness, reduce embarrassment and save lives through early detection by #TalkingBollocks!

Posted by The Robin Cancer Trust on Wednesday, 6 April 2016

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