Bollocks! Love Spuds! Family Jewels! Goolies! Nads!
Now that I’ve got your attention, let’s talk about the important topic of testicles. It’s nuts that in this day and age, testicular cancer is still somewhat of a taboo subject and cause of embarrassment among men. But I say balls to that and you should too!
As April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month, I’ve teamed up with the Cancer Research Prevention Trust to help spread the word about this disease. The Trust have put together a really useful infographic – reproduced below for your perusal – which tells you everything you need to know about testicular cancer, including facts, causes, symptoms and how to check your – or your partner’s – bits.
Did you know, for instance, that cases of testicular cancer have doubled since the 1970’s, that there is a 96% cure rate if detected early and that you’re twice as likely to get the disease if you are a long-term smoker? I’ll admit that I didn’t know any of that, which is quite surprising considering my long-term, intimate relationship with my cock and balls.
So, please take two minutes to check out the infographic below and another 30 seconds to pass it on to any men in your life – the more everyone knows about testicular cancer, the more chance that diseases such as this can be prevented, caught early and treated.
More importantly though, please remember to do a monthly check of your chaps down there. You’ve really got to be a bit of a ball bag to not check your, erm, ball bag!
You can check out the original infographic and loads more useful information about causes, guidelines and treatment of cancer on the Cancer Prevention Research Trust’s website.
N.B. This is a collaborative post written with the Cancer Prevention Research Trust.