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:
How to perform a testicular self-exam (your guilt-free excuse to touch your balls once a month…)
- Step One: Check one testicle at a time using both hands (after a hot bath or shower)
- Step Two: Firmly but gently roll your testicle between your thumb and fingers (don’t squeeze too hard!)
- Step Three: Get to know your Epididymis (your sperm cord – which can be rather tender)
- Step Four: Feel for the signs & symptoms of testicular cancer – or anything not normal for you (it’s normal for one to be bigger)
- 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