April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month. Check 'Em Boys!
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Testicular Cancer Awareness Month is celebrated in April of each year
About Testicular Cancer
Testicular cancer is the most common type of cancer in men ages 15-35 years, but men of all ages can be at risk.
Testicular cancer is of special concern to young men. It’s less common in middle-aged and older men. Caucasian men are about 5 times more likely to develop testicular cancer than African American men. The rate among Hispanic men lies between those of African Americans and Caucasians.
In the U.S., over 8,500 cases are diagnosed each year, and almost 400 males die of testicular cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, the average age of diagnosis is about age 33.
Most testicular cancer awareness organizations recommend that males conduct regular self-exams. Instructions for self exams can be found here.
Men’s Health Network Men’s Health Network is dedicated to promoting testicular cancer awareness through community outreach, workplace, and faith-based activities, online health information, and educational products and programs.
Save The Doodads Save the Doodads is dedicated to fighting testicular cancer through health education and promotion, early detection methods, and advocacy.
Mr Testicles Is the founding Charity champion for the Male Cancer Awareness Campaign. His job is to raise awareness and reduce embarrassment of Testicular Cancer.
Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation Fights testicular cancer through awareness and outreach, promoting the importance of monthly self-exams for early detection, support and guidance to patients and families.
Testicular Cancer Canada Dedicated to giving men the tools to catch testicular cancer early, while acting as a support community for those who are and have been affected through our awareness & educational programs.