Does your man #talkballs ?
Today I want to talk about my husband’s balls.
Wait, before you run off screaming, this is actually quite a serious post. With a dash of humour of course! After all this is balls we’re talking about *snigger*.
Did you know that over 2,200 young men aged 15-44 are diagnosed with testicular cancer each year?
My husband was one of those men.
Thankfully he knew to check himself frequently and what to look for and this probably saved his life. After surgery life quickly returned to normal. Completely normal. So when Orchid, the UK’s leading male cancer charity, asked me to tell you about their new ‘Father and Sons’ campaign to encourage men to feel confident talking to their sons about testicular cancer and ensure they know how to check for signs and symptoms, I jumped at the chance.
THIS IS IMPORTANT PEOPLE!
“Approximately a third of parents say that they did not feel confident discussing how to check for the signs and symptoms of serious and sensitive conditions like testicular cancer with their children, despite this being the most common cancer to affect young males. Talking to your son openly about the signs and symptoms of testicular cancer could be crucial in leading to early detection of a lump or an abnormality. If caught early, the disease can be 98% curable.” – Orchid Chief Executive Rebecca Porta
“I know it’s not a comfortable subject to talk about, but we need to talk about it because testicular cancer affects thousands of men and their families each year.” – Alexander Ludwig, star of Vikings and Hunger Games, who is supporting the campaign
Ok, I promised you some chuckles didn’t I? Well the campaign includes a fab video with a humorous take on a serious message; showing a Dad making numerous attempts to bring up the awkward subject of testicular cancer with his sons. Take a look… and then please do share it with the men in your life.
If you’re a blogger and you’d like to support this campaign click to download the video and share on social media with the hashtag #talkballs
For advice and support on testicular cancer visit www.orchid-cancer.org.uk