Awareness and Screening
Sequoia is proud to work with the Have a Ball Testicular Cancer Foundation, to raise awareness for cancer prevention through early screening and education.
Testicular cancer is cancer that typically develops in one or both testicles in young men. It is highly treatable and one of the most curable forms of cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, the 5-year relative survival rate for all men with this cancer is 96%.
According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), most cases of testicular cancer can be found at an early stage. In some cases, early testicular cancers cause symptoms that lead men to seek medical attention. Most of the time a lump on the testicle is the first sign. Unfortunately, however, some testicular cancers may not cause symptoms until after reaching an advanced stage.
Most doctors agree that examining a man's testicles should be part of a general physical exam. The ACS recommends a testicular exam as part of a routine cancer-related checkup.
Learn about testicular cancer and self-exam, on the ACS website: Can Testicular Cancer Be Found Early?
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