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
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FATHER Ted creator Graham Linehan was given the cancer all-clear today - just one day after announcing he'd had surgery to remove a testicle tumour. The comedy writer went public with his cancer battle yesterday and feared he would have to under go a course of chemotherapy to blast away any remaining cancerous cells. But Linehan - who is currently working on a Craggy Island musical - revealed his oncologist had told him "everything's clear" and he wouldn't need chemo. He made the reveal in a joyous tweet, featuring a gif of a young girl celebrating in emphatic fashion. The prolific Twitter user - who has almost 700,000 followers - wrote: "Everything's clear. No chemo! "Can't believe it! NO CHEMO!" He spoke of the painful battle he thought he was going to face - and his relief at the good news. Linehan wrote: "Have been organising my life around the idea that the next three months were just gone!" Fans were quick to join in on the celebrations - with one sending Linehan a gif of … [Read more...] about Father Ted creator Graham Linehan gets testicular cancer all-clear just one day after he revealed tumour surgery
FATHER Ted creator Graham Linehan has told how he is battling testicular cancer and joked: "Bye ball!" The writer is set to undergo a course of chemotherapy following the painful procedure in recent weeks. Linehan - who is currently working on a Craggy Island musical along with Arthur Matthews - also gave an update on the stage version of the cult favourite. He posted: "I got a bit of bad news recently. A little touch of the old cancer. "Luckily, ball cancer is one of the best ones to have (sorry, ladies!) and they got rid of it all pretty quickly, along with a ball. "Bye, ball! I’ll never forget the good times! He continued: "Next up is a course of chemo to make sure it doesn't come back. "Not looking forward to that, obviously, but it's better than dying. "'Pope Ted' is coming along nicely. It's really making us laugh. "I'm not sure whether I'll have to stop working on it or what, but the script (sorry, 'book') is so close to being done that I can walk away from it for a while … [Read more...] about Father Ted creator Graham Linehan reveals he has testicular cancer to fans in typical comedy style as he cancels tour
HUFFPOST PERSONAL 05/12/2018 10:30 am ET Jill Wieber LensGuest Writer Last year, I celebrated Mother’s Day with my two sweet girls, Hannah and Gretchen, then ages 4 years and 23 months. I was also awaiting the arrival of my unborn son, Caleb, whom I had been carrying for about 33 weeks at the time. This Mother’s Day will be very different. My two sweet girls are a year older, but my son is not. He died in my womb the very next month. When I was 37 weeks pregnant, my placenta completely detached from my uterus, killing Caleb within minutes. What happened to me is called a placental abruption. I had no risk factors. My placental abruption was “invisible.” I neither bled nor had intense pain, the usual symptoms. The only reason we went to the hospital that night of Father’s Day 2017 was because I awoke around midnight and felt uncomfortable. Caleb also wasn’t moving, but that did not worry me too much because I had done a successful kick … [Read more...] about I Gave Birth To A Stillborn Baby. Here Is My Heartbreaking Story.
A PENSIONER died three days after being refused an ultrasound scan that could have saved her life. Shirley Sledmere died from a perforated gallbladder days after a hospital, which did not have any scanner appointments available, sent her home. Just three days before she died, Shirley, was rushed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital by ambulance complaining of severe abdominal pain, but was sent home because no ultrasound appointments were available. Doctors diagnosed her with gallstones or gastritis when they sent her home on November 3, 2016. The 79-year-old collapsed at home in Sidcup, south east London, and passed away three days later. After she was discharged worried husband Alan, 67, booked her in for a private ultrasound scan - but the soonest appointment he could get ended up being a day after she passed away. When the pain became unbearable he called for an ambulance but by the time paramedics arrived, Shirley had died. An investigation into Shirley's death has now found that an … [Read more...] about Pensioner, 79, died three days after being refused an ultrasound scan ‘that could have saved her life’