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#3183172 - 03/04/13 03:19 PM Check Your Junk
Nimrod777
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This article was written by a young woman whose wedding ceremony I was honored to perform back in '88. Her husband was a young man at the time whose family were core members of the first church I served in full-time ministry. I was also honored by his later decision to go into the ministry himself, which he did successfully. He, his wife, and their four daughters served in Pennsylvania for several years until he lost an arduous battle with testicular cancer last year. He was 44, and saw only one of his lovely daughters down the aisle before he passed.

Don’t be a punk; check your junk!
By Nicole Brand
Guest Writer
February 28, 2013

Got your attention? Good! Now listen up! Blushing is permissible, but ignorance is not bliss, so please, for the life of you, read on. According to the International Testicular Cancer Foundation, “testicular cancer is the number one form of cancer in young men between the ages of 15 and 35. A new case of testicular cancer is diagnosed approximately every sixty minutes. One in every 250 men will be diagnosed with testicular cancer in his lifetime.”

Why is this important? Because, male readers, this is you. Female readers, this is your boyfriend, your best friend, your brother, and maybe even your father.

Testicular cancer, left undetected, can quickly travel to the abdomen, the liver, the lungs, the bones, and the brain. Early detection is the key. If caught early, cure rates are among the highest of all cancers.

Performing testicular self-examinations are paramount in detecting testicular cancer early. A testicular self-examination is best done following a warm shower, so that the skin around the testicle is relaxed, and the testicle is more palpable. Next, take a minute to touch each testicle, one at a time, feeling for any lumps, bumps, heaviness, pain or achiness. It is normal for one to be larger than the other, so it is important for you to know your body so you can recognize any changes. If you feel any lumps, bumps, or pain in either testicle, heaviness in the scrotum, or aching in your lower abdomen, please make an appointment with your doctor right away.

Remember, the key to beating this thing is early detection. Performing testicular self-examinations are quick, painless, and vital. Make it part of your regular showering routine. If you are one of those people who just can’t remember, set yourself an alert to check once per month.

So, did you blush? Is blushing so bad if you are now equipped with information that can save your life? Think again on that statistic, one in every 250 young men will be diagnosed with testicular cancer in his lifetime. Lock Haven University has approximately 2,500 male students; this means approximately 10 of you. Which ten? Again, just a final reminder, “Don’t be a punk. Check your junk.”

Nicole Brand is a junior majoring in secondary education and can be contacted at ndb7181@lhup.edu
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#3183176 - 03/04/13 03:22 PM Re: Check Your Junk [Re: Nimrod777]
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Great reminder, that stuff can be/is extremely aggressive....
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#3183233 - 03/04/13 04:02 PM Re: Check Your Junk [Re: leader]
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TTT for TCC
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#3183372 - 03/04/13 06:17 PM Re: Check Your Junk [Re: ferg]
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This hits close to home, my brother in law died of this in his early 30s. It spreads really quick.
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#3183549 - 03/04/13 08:43 PM Re: Check Your Junk [Re: Rackseeker]
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A friend of mine just had one of his testicals removed. He is awaiting biopsy results now. \:\(

Good post Bro.
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#3183552 - 03/04/13 08:46 PM Re: Check Your Junk [Re: plinker22]
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http://bradcolemancancerfoundation.com/2201.html
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#3183553 - 03/04/13 08:46 PM Re: Check Your Junk [Re: ClubHead]
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Read it!!!!!!!!!
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#3183559 - 03/04/13 08:51 PM Re: Check Your Junk [Re: ClubHead]
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If detected before it really takes hold it is one of the more curable cancers.
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