Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The Video That Got Me Thinking...

Whether you realize it or not, testicular cancer can be a serious problem regardless of your age, physical condition and sexuality. According to Cancer Research UK, nearly 2,000 men are diagnosed in the UK each year.

Although testicular cancer is not that common, compared to things like prostate cancer, it is still the commonest cancer affecting young men between 20 and 39 years old. Almost half of all testicular cancers occur in men under 35 years old, while only about 1 in 7 (14%) are diag- nosed in men over 50 years!

The testicles (aka balls, bollocks, nuts, or whatever you wanna call them) are two small oval shaped organs, which hang below the penis in a pouch of skin called the scrotum or commonly known as the 'nut- sack'. We all know how they look and what they are able to do. In short, our testicles are the symbol of manhood. They are what makes a man a man.

The most common symptom of a testicular cancer is a lump or swelling in part of one testicle, but REMEMBER testicular lumps DON'T necessary mean cancer! If there's any doubts, make an appointment and have it checked by your doctor. Having said that, it's easier to tackle testicular cancer if it's caught early and a regular 2-minute self-check in the bath or shower, or soon afterwards is all it takes. Just remember to:

:: know what's normal for you,
:: know what changes to look out for, especially the size and weight,
:: report any changes without delay.

If you can't do it on your own, turn to others who can help you, and also remind youself that you are 'just checking' your balls out!

2 comments:

Aschwin&Frank said...

Can I feel your balls? :-)

John from PA said...

OMG, Sean looked like he had a hard-on after he felt-up Mikey. I've watched "rescue me' since day 1, but don't remember seeing that scene. I always thought those 2 should come out on the show. They're both so hot!