4 Facts About Testicular Cancer

by Alli

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.

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

4 Facts about Testicular Cancer

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.

Facts about Testicular Cancer

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.

4 Facts about Testicular Cancer

 

22 comments

Robin Masshole Mommy April 25, 2016 - 6:07 am

This is a super important subject. It is one of those things that men don’t like to talk about, but it’s a very real threat.

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Shirley Wood April 25, 2016 - 7:09 am

Those numbers are amazing! 99% Survival rate!! Wow! Most common cancer in Ages 15-35! I’m glad you shared. I did not know and my life is surrounded by men with my hubby, 2 sons-in-law, and 6 grandsons. We need to be informed.

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Sarah Bailey April 25, 2016 - 9:07 am

Testicular cancer is something we definitely need to talk about more, it seems like men just sort of ignore its existences to some extent. x

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Karen April 25, 2016 - 10:25 am

It is very interesting for the ages for the men mentioned. I have a very good friend that worked out at the gym daily, ate the right foods (no junk food) and was diagnosed with the prostate cancer at age 62. a total shocker. He is 1 of the lucky ones who has survived it.

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Ashley April 25, 2016 - 11:09 am

I once read that the wife can be the first to notice differences (as a husband can often notice his wife’s breast lump). ?

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Pam April 25, 2016 - 12:21 pm

This is a super important subject. I believe many man don’t even think about this because it’s not a subject raised very often.

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Liz Mays April 25, 2016 - 3:02 pm

This is an awesome post. I hope that men make sure to do self-exams. Catching it early is very important!

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Jeanine April 25, 2016 - 8:45 pm

Wow this is interesting. I had no idea anything about this. I will have to share, especially with my husband and male friends. Great to know.

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Brittany April 25, 2016 - 9:24 pm

This is a great post! It’s definitely important for the guys to be aware

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Bonnie @wemake7 April 25, 2016 - 9:36 pm

That is so scary how many men get this but I am glad that if caught early it can be fought. Thanks for all this information.

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Nicole April 25, 2016 - 11:20 pm

Thanks so much for sharing about this subject!

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Up Run For Life April 25, 2016 - 11:44 pm

Thank you for sharing this post. I know it has been a while since my husband had a check up. I will share this information with him.

I also need to take the time and schedule my well woman too. Self care for both men and women is important.

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Bella B (xoxoBella) April 26, 2016 - 12:12 am

I didn’t know any of these facts…gasp. I need to get more informed on so many health issues. I guess that is a part of “adulting”. 🙂

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Franc Ramon April 26, 2016 - 3:56 am

This is a really helpful info graphic. Men would really be more aware and conscious of testicular cancer. This can help detect and cure it earlier.

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Nikka Shae April 26, 2016 - 8:04 am

Yes, men are stubborn when it comes to the doctor. I know my husband is. I will show him his post so he can make an appointment soon.

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Kristen from The Road to Domestication April 26, 2016 - 10:09 am

This really is solid information! My hubby just had another skin cancer surgery, and, while the two aren’t related at all, you can bet I keep an eye on him for all kinds of cancer now. Scary stuff!

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Chantal April 26, 2016 - 10:39 am

It is so important that the word keeps getting spread about testicular cancer and that men take the precautionary steps that they need to. I had no idea the survival rate was so high, that is great!

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Kita April 26, 2016 - 1:48 pm

This is such an important topic and yes I believe it is up to us women to make sure our husband’s check and keep their annual appointments. I know two men who are testicular cancer survivors.

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Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen April 26, 2016 - 5:38 pm

I think this i succh a great post because it creates awareness about testicular Cancer to which our men are prone to.

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Anosa April 27, 2016 - 11:21 am

I think it is very nice of you to spread the word and share this important message

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Jennifer Tammy April 30, 2016 - 1:31 am

That early detection rate is key. There is no excuse not to talk about it or spread the word when we know that raising awareness has a 99% chance of helpings someone we know. (Though I totally would have blushed and hesitated myself!)

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