Are you a man between 12-50. Or a spouse, boyfriend, son, father,
brother or best friend of a man one who is? During 2013 there will be
learly 9,000 young men diagnosed and over 360 young men will die
because they didn't find it in time. That is more deaths than women
in this age group who will die of breast cancer. The
Testicular Cancer Awareness Week
(tcaw.org) has created a campaign to increase awareness of testicular
cancer and the importance of doing self-exams for early detection.
Join us and "Get a grip!"
The "Get a Grip!" Campaign
a Grip!" Testicular Cancer Awareness Week Campaign- Apr
Testicular Cancer - What Is It? (Short version.)
Testicular Cancer (The Complete Version.)
What to Know More?Testicular Cancer Self Exam waterproof shower card
The "Get a Grip!" Campaign
During 2013 there will be nearly 9,000 young men diagnosed and over 360 young men will die because they didn't find it in time.
The "Get A Grip!" campaign is designed to promote education, awareness, and the importance of early detection through monthly self-exams and correct diagnosis.
It happens the first week of the month-long Youth Sports Safety month in April. So that everyone working with youth, especially sports educators and health care professionals, will communicate the importance of early detection.
This campaign was designed to eliminate the stigma and
embarrassment connected with boys and young men becoming more aware
of their bodies, especially their testicles, and explain the
importance and value of doing a self-exam at least monthly. It is
essential to "Get a Grip" and promote the importance of
self-examination for testicular cancer. It is one of the easiest
cancers to cure IF it is detected in time. However, because young men
haven't been informed or taught the importance of a self-exam, death
for testicular cancer in the 15-34 age group out paces the number of
deaths from breast cancer by women in the same age group. A Real Man
knows himself. So, "Get a Grip!" The following goes on to
explain this amazingly simple procedure.
Self Exam for Testicular Cancer
The most convenient time to examine yourself is while taking a shower or both. The warm water causes the skin to relax, making the examination of the underlying issues easier.
Examine your testicles. Slowly roll each resticle between the thumb and fingers. Try to find any hard, nonsensitive lumps.
Examine the epididymis for lumps. This crescent-shaped cord is behind each testicle. This area is tender so do not be alarmed.
Evamine the VAS, the sperm-carrying tube which extends from he epididymis) of each testicle.
In early stages testicular cancer may be symptomless. When symptoms do occur, they include:
If you find a lump or have any of the above symptoms, see your doctor immediately for an accurate diagnosis.
This guide can be downloaded in its entirety or you can send for a
waterproof guide that can hang on your shower head at home or school.
$2 each. How
Testicular Self Exam in Spanish
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Get a Grip! Testicular Cancer Awareness
Week Campaign- Apr 1-7
Apr 1 - What is it?
Apr 2 - Symptoms
Apr 3 - What the doctor looks for
Apr 4 - Prevention
Apr 5 - Treatment
Apr 6 - Prognosis
Apr 7 - A self-exam and other resources. Don't wait to develop a habit of monthly self-exams.