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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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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
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.
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Source: Cancer Care Ontario. Cancer Fact: Testicular cancer is most common in young men August 2007.

risk factors
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
know what s normal for you

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
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
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