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Monday, 2 November 2015

Testicular Cancer Awareness

November is Men's Health Month!! 

Do you know that testicular cancer, the leading cancer in men age 15-35 years old, can strike at ANY age, yet it's hardly talked about?!!


Well, now you know! 

What is Testicular Cancer?
Testicular cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of one or both testicles. 

How to check for signs of Testicular Cancer?
According to The Testicular Cancer Foundation, the best way for men to be proactive is to do a monthly self-exam of their testicles to check for lumps, hardness or swelling.  

Here’s what to look for, and what to do if you feel something suspicious. The shower is the best place to perform a self-exam, since the steam relaxes your scrotum and makes it easier to feel around.


What if I feel a lump or something unusual?
Quickly get yourself to the hospital to see a urologist, A.S.A.P
A urologist is a physician who has specialized knowledge and skill regarding problems of the male urinary tract and reproductive organs. 
Do not ignore any signs or symptoms. 
Do not delay your visit to the urologist!! 
And please, don't be stubborn for once...

What other symptoms are there?
Lumps, swelling and/or pain in a testicle or in your scrotum. 
Usually lumps are painless or mildly uncomfortable, so don’t wait to feel pain before seeing a urologist. 
Swelling or enlargement of a testicle or your scrotum can happen without a lump present, so if you’re experiencing anything out of the ordinary, you should have it checked out by a urologist or see your family doctor. Don't delay!

Image credits to Google
What happens if I delay the visit or I'm just too lazy or too busy to check...
If left unchecked, testicular cancer can spread to other parts of the body working its way up your torso. If it spreads some guys will feel pain in their lower backs as it moves to their lymph nodes. If it reaches the lungs, symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pain, or a cough—eventually coughing up blood—can occur.

How many times should I repeat the self-exam?
Monthly testicular self-exams for men are highly encouraged! This is the most effective method of early detection.


While it's certainly a man's disease, a single diagnosis can affect the entire family!!
When detected early, it has a survival rate of over 95%.


Tommy John Wear is partnering up with the TCF in November to raise awareness of testicular cancer. 


Help do your part and spread the word about early detection!!

Come and support the cause on Instagram!
All you need to do is make sure to follow @TommyJohnWear and @TesticularCancerFoundation on Instagram.

Take a picture of any pair of round objects, and tag them on instagram #SupportYourBalls.

REMEMBER to post your photo to "public" with the hashtag #SupportYourBalls

Upload your photo before the 30th November 2015 and stand a chance to be one of the lucky 5 winners to win a pair of men's underwear from Tommy John; And that's not all!

@TommyJohnWear will donate $1 for every qualified entry!


Contest ends 30th November 2015! Go nuts! (Like me~)



Ps. These limited edition "Mustache and Balls" prints are the winning prizes!!




*Disclaimer : Majority of the images in this blog post credits to Tommy John Wear & Testicular Cancer Foundation

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  2. Awesome post to spread the awareness for Male cancer! Now I understand about this TC cancer :)

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  3. This is such a great campaign! Never knew you can get cancer in balls too 😅

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  4. It's almost as dangerous as breast cancer >< All guys should be aware really

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  5. A great campaign organised to create awareness to public on health! I learnt about this cancer from your blog post here :)
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  6. It is as important for a man to check his testicle as a woman to check her breast, love our body more, do the check up regularly :)

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  7. Guy really need to be educated. The more they delay it, then the worst if'll become. Great infor.

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  8. Thanks for sharing this. Lol. I'll get my husband tohave a look at this and touch himself.

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  9. I read about this before. Thanks for raising the awareness~

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