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Fight Testicular Cancer. A rising problem in young men. Presentation prepared by: Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division, Public Affairs, Prevention May 2012. How we’re fighting cancer. doing everything we can to prevent cancer funding research to outsmart cancer

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  • A rising problem in young men

Presentation prepared by: Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division, Public Affairs, Prevention May 2012


How we re fighting cancer
How we’re fighting cancer

  • doing everything we can to prevent cancer

  • funding research to outsmart cancer

  • empowering, informing and supporting Canadians living with cancer

  • advocating for public policies to improve the health of Canadians

  • rallying Canadians to get involved in the fight against cancer


Outline
Outline

  • What is cancer?

  • What is testicular cancer

  • How common is it?

  • What are the risk factors?

  • Early Detection


What is cancer
What is cancer?

  • starts in our cells

  • exists when cells do not behave normally

  • not just one disease

  • risk factors increase your chances of getting cancer


Testicular cancer
Testicular Cancer

  • starts in cells of testicles

  • most common in men between ages 15-49

  • can be treated successfully


How common is testicular cancer
How common is testicular cancer?

  • The incidence is rising.

  • It is estimated that about 940 Canadian men will be diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2012.

  • By comparison, it is estimated that 26 500 Canadian men were diagnosed with prostate cancer.



Risk factors
Risk Factors is most common in young men August 2007.

  • delayed descent of the testicles (if not corrected early)

  • age, between 15 and 49

  • family or personal history of testicular cancer

  • abnormal development of the testicle


Know what s normal for you

Know what’s normal for you

See your doctor if you have:

  • a lump on the testicle

  • a painful testicle

  • a feeling of heaviness or dragging in the lower abdomen or scrotum

  • a dull ache in the lower abdomen and groin


Fight back against testicular cancer
Fight back against testicular cancer! is most common in young men August 2007.

  • Be aware of your testicles

  • Don’t be shy, pass on this information


For the most up to date information
For the most up-to-date information: is most common in young men August 2007.

  • Visit www.cancer.ca

  • call the Canadian Cancer Society Cancer Information Service at 1 888 939-3333

Thank you!

Presentation prepared by:

Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division, Public Affairs, Prevention

May 2010


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