As a high value man you love and respect yourself and others.
But do you and love respect your balls?
According to Cancer Council Australia testicular cancer is “the second most common cancer in young men (aged 18-39).”
The American Cancer Society reports 1 in every 263 men develop testicular cancer and (in extreme cases) around 380 men die from it each year.
In the UK and elsewhere more than six cases of testicular cancer are diagnosed everyday.
The good news it is highly curable and generally non life threatening.
The downside is your sex life is over
Obviously having testicular cancer impacts on your sex life, however, according to Everyday Health:
Both survivors and oncologists emphatically agree that testicular cancer will not put an end to a man’s sex life. In fact, many men say that their relationship with their long-term partner strengthened following cancer. However, testicular cancer and treatment for testicular cancer can affect sex to some degree. The type of surgery you have, whether you underwent chemotherapy or radiation, and the emotional toll of having testicular cancer can all play a part. But there are many things you can do to lessen the impact of testicular cancer on your sex life
While there is no routine screening and no proven measures to prevent testicular cancer, it still pays to love and respect your balls.
Ways You Can Love And Respect Your Balls
- Keep in good shape, eat healthy, drink lots of water and green juice, and get plenty of rest.
- Free ball when lounging around the house
- Sleep naked (bonus – you’re ready for action and your partner loves it. If she doesn’t why is she with you?)
- Start having cold showers. Or a James Bond shower at least. Read about the physical and mental benefits here
- Keep them out of your partner’s purse
- Check for lumps or abnormalities at least once a month (I do it once a week)
Watch this video for how and when to do a self-examination
Possible Warning Signs Of Testicular Cancer
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If you notice any lumps or abnormalities or experience any of the symptoms above consult your GP immediately.
Don’t Suffer In Silence
A few years ago I had a conversation with a bloke in his early fifties over a few beers.
We spoke about many things including testicular cancer.
He lost both his balls and his marriage because of it.
He naturally fell into a deep depression which he numbed with excess alcohol consumption.
I asked him if he sought help or if he had anyone close he could talk to about it.
He’s reply was: “I did but I didn’t want to burden them with my problems. There’s plenty of people worse off than me.”
I just shook my head and said “Mate, you’re 53 but you look like you’re 95. You drink yourself stupid everyday to escape the pain and the only thing you have to look forward to is death. Yes, there’s plenty of people worse off than you, but you matter as well.”
If you or anyone you know has testicular cancer, or any cancer for that matter, don’t suffer in silence.
Reach out and talk to someone about it.
As always, thanks for reading.