Check Yourself with Rhian Sugden and MCAC
For those who don’t know…Rhian Sugden - our super-duper site owner - is a brand ambassador for Male Cancer Awareness charity! Check them out here MaleCancer.org
Rhian has dedicated much of her time trying to raise awareness and encourage men all over the world to spot the early signs of testicular cancer. (When spotted early on testicular cancer is 100% treatable.)
Rhian has taken part in many crazy stunts to help raise awareness, ranging from swimming with great white sharks, skydiving, paragliding, walking around London with Lucy Pinder dressed as a cardboard-cut-out pair of testicles… the list is endless!
One of the biggest and most effective awareness campaigns she took part in is “Touching Myself!” A sexually seductive – or so you think – online viral video shot by world famous photographer Rankin! Brilliantly put together by the charity owner it encourages men to 'Touch Themselves!" and has over a whopping 8 million hits online.
Yep – she
is like a real life ball-checking super hero! *drools*
at ToolBoxXx we wanted to throw this beauty of a video in your face and encourage
men everywhere to have a grab of their meat and veg! Like we have already
mentioned… (but it definitely needs repeating)… Testicular cancer - if caught
early is 100% treatable! So what are you waiting for?? Go and have a squeeze….
How to check
Best time is after a hot bath or shower where everything is nice and loose. Using finger and thumb, make sure each testicle is smooth and with no lumps. The lumpy knotty bit at the back of the testicles should be there, that’s your epididymis. You’re looking for pea size lumps or swellings.
: One testicle usually hangs longer and maybe looks bigger than the other, this is common. Check both testicles, chances of finding a lump on both testicles is rare. So use one as a guide for the other.
What if I Find a Lump?
Most testicular lumps are NOT cancer. More likely just common cysts. At the Testicular Clinic Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham UK, only 76 cancers were found out of 2,000 men seen with a testicular lump. This means fewer than four in every 100 testicular lumps (4%) are cancer (figures courtesy of Mr. Mike Wallace, FRCS).
· If testicular cancer is caught and treated in the very early stages it can be 100% curable! – Yep we said it again!
· If left untreated, cancer can quickly spread resulting in far harsher medical treatment and lower survival rates. So wise up!
· So remember Lumps? Yeah, a pea size lump or swelling is what you’re looking for!
· Testicular cancer can affect all men no matter what their religion, sexuality or background.