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A Cancer that's Hardly Talked About

April 14, 2017 09:41 AM

"This is a month where we are aware that testicular cancer is the most common cancer in men between the ages of 20 and 39, and it's an important thing for men to know about," St. Luke's Urologist Dr. Andrew Nisbet said.

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April is National Testicular Cancer Awareness Month.

This month is a time designated to raising awareness about it and encouraging monthly self-exams.

Dr. Nisbet explains that this is a disease that men should not be afraid to talk about with their doctor.

There is a common stigma to keep information such as this private due to the unusual circumstances. Dr. Nisbet says that men should not be afraid to talk about this, especially if they feel something is wrong.

According to the Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation, if the disease is detected early it has a survival rate of more than 95%.

To prevent this, most physicians recommend a monthly examination. Nisbet says some places this can be done is either in the shower or in a warm area to see if there is any changes.

Click here for more information about testicular cancer.


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