Because I want to help spread the word about testicular cancer, I’m going completely off base from my normal party, food and lifestyle posts. I admit that I almost didn’t rise to the occasion. I blushed. I ignored the email asking me to get this message out and I blushed again before accepting the challenge to share 4 facts about testicular cancer.
If this post serves as a wakeup call for just one man, it will be worth me feeling like a little schoolgirl hearing about private parts for the very first time. I jumped on board when I discovered that Testicular Cancer has a 99% survival rate with early detection.
Listen up, women! You know as well as I do that most men are hardheaded when it comes to seeing a doctor. Sometimes it’s up to us to point them in the right direction. That’s another reason I’m sharing facts about testicular cancer.
Did you know These 4 Facts about Testicular Cancer?
- One male is diagnosed with testicular cancer every hour
- It is the most easily detected form of cancer
- It has a 99% survival rate when caught early
- It’s the most common cancer in males ages 15-35
When you check out testicularcancer.org, you can learn all the facts and get educated on how the man in your life should do a simple, 3-step self exam in the shower once a month. You can also find support and donate online.
Throughout the month of April, there’s a giveaway of one $25 Tommy John underwear credit each week to represent the 24 men who are diagnosed every day + the one life lost each day from this disease.
To enter, you must share one of the testicular cancer images above on Instagram using #KnowYourBalls and tag someone who could benefit from the knowledge. Follow @TommyJohnWear and @TesticularCancerFoundation for a chance to win a $25 credit for some Tommy John underwear.
Please share this info with the men and boys in your life and help spread the word about early detection and a 99% survival rate. Together, we can make a difference.