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 • 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 • What is cancer? • What is testicular cancer • How common is it? • What are the risk factors? • Early Detection
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 • starts in cells of testicles • most common in men between ages 15-49 • can be treated successfully
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.
Source: Cancer Care Ontario. Cancer Fact: Testicular cancer is most common in young men August 2007.
Risk Factors • 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
Testicular Cancer 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! • Be aware of your testicles • Don’t be shy, pass on this information
For the most up-to-date information: • 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