Journal  #17 - Testicular Cancer Awareness Month.

Journal #17 - Testicular Cancer Awareness Month.

The month of April is testicular cancer awareness month, and we’re going balls deep.

As a mens underwear brand we feel it’s really important to help spread awareness of anything relating to the health of your chaps. It’s good news too, as here is another reason to tickle your tackle. Regular self examination is the best way to make sure everyone is in good health.

We want to encourage men everywhere to familiarise themselves with checking themselves regularly, to help catch any early signs of testicular cancer. It’s so simple, and it’s something that could help you live a healthy and abundant life.

Why check yourself regularly?

The sooner you begin to understand what feels normal for you, the sooner you’ll be able to identify if anything feels abnormal.

First of all, it’s normal for testicles to be different sizes, and it’s normal for one to hang lower than the other. 

How do you check yourself?

Hold your scrotum in the palm of your hand. Using your fingers and thumb, gently and thoroughly roll each testicle feeling for the following

  • Lumps or swelling.
  • Significant differences between your testicles.
  • Pain or discomfort.
  • Anything abnormal.

The epididymis, which is the tube that carries sperm, sits behind the top of each testicle. It feels like a soft, coiled tube and it’s common to get harmless cysts or benign lumps here. Don’t stress, just book yourself an appointment with your GP.

Need help?

If you’re worried, first up don’t stress. Call your GP, explain your symptoms and book an appointment.

Self examination is the first step. Check yourself regularly for peace of mind, and share this post with your friends and family.