Around 2,200 men are diagnosed with testicular cancer each year, according to the NHS. Testicular cancer is a relatively rare type of cancer, accounting for just 1% of all cancers that occur in men. However, the NHS also reports that the number of cases has roughly doubled in the UK since the mid-1970s, so it's important to know what signs to look for. Here's everything you need to know about testicular cancer and how to check for symptoms: Who is at risk? Around 1 in 213 males will be diagnosed with testicular cancer in their lifetime. It tends to affect men between 15 and 49 years old and for reasons that are unclear, has a higher chance of affecting white men than men from other ethnic group. Cancer Research UK says that a person's risk of developing cancer depends on a multitude of factors, including age, genetics and exposure to risk factors such as lifestyle choices. However, testicular cancer is not clearly linked to any preventable risk factors. How to check The best time to … [Read more...] about Testicular cancer: How to check for symptoms
Symptoms of testicular cancer
Testicular cancer occurs most often in young men, and they need to know the signs of the disease, a urologist says. Testicular cancer is relatively rare -- about 9,000 new cases will be diagnosed this year in the United States -- but it is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in males aged 15 to 40. It's a highly treatable disease, especially when diagnosed early, according to testicular cancer specialist Dr. Aditya Bagrodia, an assistant professor of urology at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. "Embarrassment about symptoms and even confusion with sexually transmitted diseases can prevent some young men from seeking medical help when the disease is at its earliest, most curable stage," Bagrodia said in a medical center news release. Signs of testicular cancer include: painless swelling or a mass about the size of a pea or marble in a testicle; a feeling of heaviness in the scrotum; a dull ache in the groin or scrotum; and breast tenderness or growth. Only about … [Read more...] about Testicular Cancer a Bigger Threat to Young Men
BOYS this Movember it's time to take care of your health - and that means checking your downstairs area for any lumps of bumps. Chances are you blokes think you're invincible, too manly and strong to get ill, let alone be diagnosed with cancer. But when it comes to testicular cancer you're better off being safe than sorry... not only could it cost you your balls, but it could cost your life. Men, and young ones at that, are dying across the world. All because they refuse to learn the signs to look out for and regularly check their nuts. When you hear the C word it's all too easy to assume it's a disease that happens to other, older, men But the facts speak for themselves. Almost half of the men in the UK diagnosed with testicular cancer every year are under the age of 35, according to the Movember Foundation. Mo Bro, and testicular cancer expert, Ben Bowers has firsthand experience of the disease, having lost both balls to the disease. He told The Sun Online it's vital every man … [Read more...] about Movember 2018: It’s NOT just a lump! The 4 red-flag warning signs of testicular cancer you need to know
Getty ImagesMayara Klingner / EyeEm So, listen: Smoking cigarettes is clearly bad for your health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), smoking causes 480,000 deaths each year in the United States, and 90 percent of all lung cancers are smoking-related. Basically, cigarettes are some bad sh*t. But...what about smoking marijuana? Sure, it's not exactly the same thing, but you're still literally inhaling smoke—it's got to have some health risks attached to it, right? Is it possible to get lung cancer from smoking marijuana as well? Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Well, can you get lung cancer from smoking pot?Right now, the only answer to that is...maybe. That's because there's been little research to either support or disprove a link between marijuana and cancer, simply because, you know, pot is still largely illegal. (FYI: Pot is legal for recreational use in nine states in the U.S., and for medical use in 31 states and the District of … [Read more...] about Can You Get Lung Cancer From Smoking Weed?
ONE in three blokes bury their head in the sand when it comes to their health, experts have warned. Men up and down the country admit they've developed an "ostrich" attitude, avoiding seeing their doctor blaming their busy lives. A survey of 1,000 men also showed three in four will put off going to the GP when they show signs of being ill. One in four said it’s because they don’t have the time, with one in ten forgetting to book appointments. Shockingly, two fifths don’t think it’s important to get a check-up and nearly one in five reckoned they are healthy and therefore don’t have to worry, according to the survey by Gillette, who are working with the Movember Foundation for Men's Health Week. Anne-Cecile Berthier, Movember Foundation country director UK & Europe, said: “The state of men’s health is in crisis, too many men are unaware of the health risks they face and the actions required to stay mentally and physically well. … [Read more...] about Men’s health crisis looms as THIRD of blokes bury their heads in the sand