Who’s at risk?
Testicular Cancer is the most common cancer in males ages 15-34. We all have loved ones that are susceptible to this disease. Almost half of the men who get diagnosed with testicular cancer are all under the age od 235. Thankfully men have a 95% chance of survival these days if you catch it early so make sure you give yourself a checkup now and then!
If your father or brother has had testicular cancer you have an increased risk of getting it too. If you’ve been diagnosed with testicular cancer there is a really good chance it can return. It is really important for young men to not take their eye off the ball!
So what are the facts?
Your crown jewels are responsible for producing hormones such as testosterone and sperm. Testicular cancer starts as an abnormal growth or tumour in one or both of your balls. Since the mid 70’s we have came along way with testicular cancer treatment and improved the survival rate dramatically! These days men have a 95% chance of having their cancer cured.
More than 2400 men in the UK get diagnosed with testicular cancer each year. Testicular cancer is unfortunately on the rise. These days more twice the amount of men get it than normal.
Give yourself a check-up frequently
You should really get to know your balls, get to know how they feel like and if you do this regularly if something irregular ever does pop up, you’ll of caught it early. If you ever do feel like somethings out of the ordinary make an appointment with your Doctor. Don’t wait to see if anything changes.
Now the best time to check is straight after a shower. Simply roll one of your testicles between your thumb and your finger and get to know whats normal. Then repeat the same with your other one.
What if I get Diagnosed With Testicular Cancer?
Well, its better to know! You can now look at ways of curing yourself. So the first step you should be doing is having a discussion with your doctor. They will give you all the relevant information and make sure you know the processes involved in treating this. If you’ve got any questions at all, don’t hesitate to ask! You need to make sure you understand everything. If you feel like you want another opinion, you can 100% ask for this too. Your doctor won’t take offence so don’t worry about asking.
It’s important to know that asking for a second opinion will probably delay your treatment though. You should make sure you properly talk this through with your doctor as you should take the severity of your cancer into consideration.There are also plenty of private clinics you can attend if you would like faster treatment like The Loc.
Testicular cancer is highly treatable and the earlier you catch it the easier it is to cure. These days even advanced testicular cancer can be treated with a number of different treatments too.