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Check your balls

This article originally appeared in the August 2018 edition of Cancer PreventionWorks. In February, Steven Eisner noticed an unusual firmness in his right testicle during a regular self-check. Since he’s a gamer and frequently participates in Awesome Games Done Quick, a video game marathon that has raised more than $6 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation®, […]

Beating the buzzer on testicular cancer: Phil Kessel’s story

In August 2006, it seemed like Phil Kessel had it all. He was the fifth overall pick in the National Hockey League (NHL) entry draft and was about to start his professional hockey career with the Boston Bruins with a multimillion dollar contract after years of hard work and dedication. But four months later, at […]

#CheckYourM8 to make Valentine’s great ❤

With Valentine’s Day smack dab in the middle of the month, a lot of people think that February is just about chocolate and greeting cards. But it can also be about protecting your loved ones!   Self-exams are an important way to monitor for body changes that could be early signs of cancer. As you […]

How to self check for testicular cancer

Today’s blog comes from Hims, a company that focuses on men’s wellness. Everything from hair loss to skin care, they spend time on the things that most men do not want to talk about. April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month, but the issue should really be addressed all year. This disease is the most common cancer […]

Know Your Normal: Pay Attention to Changes in Your Body

April is Oral and Testicular Cancer Awareness Month making it the perfect time to talk about the importance of knowing what’s normal for your body. These two cancers don’t get the media attention that other cancers receive, but should because they can be detected early, and therefore, treatment can be much easier. This month, help […]

Check Your Mate on Valentine’s Day

For 30 years, the Prevent Cancer Foundation has placed a large focus on educating the public about cancer prevention and early detection. Depending on one’s age – messages need to be different to resonate. Millennials still feel invincible and messages on screenings and early detection fall on deaf ears. That’s why the Prevent Cancer Foundation […]

Check Yourself Out

Yes, that is right. Men also need to know their body, and in some cases check themselves on a regular basis to look for changes. Therefore, in honor of Men’s Health Week, let’s talk about two cancers only men face that may not be the most comfortable to talk about: testicular and prostate cancers. Prostate […]

Keep calm and check ’em

We hear so much in the marketplace about breast cancer, but very little about testicular cancer. Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in males ages 15-35, and it is 99 percent treatable if caught in its early stages. But just as most men procrastinate about their health, I originally procrastinated writing this blog post. […]

Turning Grief into Action: A Father Talks about the Need for Greater Testicular Cancer Awareness

Brad Coleman was a healthy and active 17 year-old boy who enjoyed fishing, hunting and riding ATVs in his native western Tennessee. In October 2008 he began complaining of severe headaches that were initially attributed to a family history of migraines. By the end of December, Brad’s headaches grew more severe and he was taken […]

Testicular Cancer Survivor’s Message: Guys, Check Yourself!

Like many young men, my testicular cancer diagnosis came out of thin air. I had no symptoms and thought I was a healthy, twenty-six-year old, juggling a job and working on my MBA when I suddenly had a pain in my left testicle that made me drop to my knees. It felt as if someone […]