Don’t you want to check your balls because you're young? You’re wrong.
Don’t you want to check your balls because you're black? You’re wrong.
Don’t you want to check your balls because you're as fit as a fiddle? You’re wrong.
A shocking 7.0 men per 100,000 are diagnosed every year with testicular cancer in the UK.
You may always tend to reason: “Well, it’s not going to happen to me so why should I face the facts?” Testicular cancer is not hereditary, not readily apparent, and it could happen at any moment. It is your obligation to yourself to remain informed and aware about this potentially lethal disease.
In the UK, a staggering 70 to 80 men die of testicular cancer each year. Shockingly, the most at risk are men between the ages of 15 and 44. At least, there is light at the end of the tunnel: testicular cancer is one of the most treatable types of cancer. The statistics speak for themselves: if caught and treated early, testicular cancer can be cured in over 95% of cases. That’s why early detection is vital.
Southern European Countries have a much lower rate of testicular cancer than the UK and the reasons for this disparity are still up for debate. Why do Spain and Italy have lower rate than the UK? Is it due to their legendary masculinity? To their Mediterranean sex-appeal? Or maybe to the never-ending shining sun that warms up the South of Europe? All we know is that testicular cancer is one of the most common cancers and that it can creep up on any unsuspecting male.
All this being said, embarrassment, indifference, fear or reluctance to discuss this disease plagues the fight. Yet, it cannot remain a taboo topic, far from it: if you are not informed about it, testicular cancer can kill you. Early detection practices can save you.
No matter the age, no matter the birthplace, no matter an abundance of good health; no matter if you are British, Italian or Spanish: every man should take the responsibility to regularly carry out a detection practice.
So, what are you waiting for? Delaying seeking prompt medical attention could be lethal. Don’t be part of the 5%.
Don't take your health for granted.
Touch your balls for prevention. Life can be touching.
Check out this video to understand what testicular cancer is and its symptoms as well. The video also features how little people know about this vile cancer. Finally, a testimony of a mother who lost her son from testicular cancer is included; this provides a fitting rounding off to the main messages conveyed in the video.
Watch the video (Italian and Spanish subtitles available, click caption option for selection)