Petanque players are gathered in one place and one of them explains how he deals with his "material": for his new awareness campaign for testicular cancer, he launched on November 6 of Movember and Cerhom (French association for the fight against human cancer, testicular cancer, prostate cancer and genitourinary cancer) chose humor.
"We can not laugh with our material, we really have to take care of it is vital," says one of the men of the video, they are all actors of series or movies. Among them, Theo Bertrand of "The most beautiful life," Frederic Bouraly "Scenes of Household", or Theo Fernandez, who filmed in "The Tuches." All these actors sensitize to a taboo subject: the health of the testicles.
Self-palpation can very easily detect any abnormal mass in a testicle. In addition, it is easy because it is comparative. If there is a massive or abnormal form, you should consult a doctor to see if it is a tumor. Men are often slow to consult, while the 5-year survival rate of testicular cancer is 99% when taken on time.
The male complex
According to the American Dr. Jay Raman, this is due to the "male complex", men prefer to wait and see if the problem will not be resolved before showing their private parts to a healthcare professional. Some fear the removal of the testicle and this anxiety can delay the time of the first question.
Testicular cancer affects young men, between puberty and age 40, but it can also appear around 50 years. The video of prevention ends with a final message to promote palpation: "Testicular cancer is not a game, remember to regularly inspect the material."
Movember is not just a mustache!
The Movember Foundation has become famous for its awareness campaign, every year in November, encourages men to grow a mustache to talk about male cancers, which are mainly testicular cancer and prostate cancer.
The association also raises funds for research. In 2015, a study conducted through these donations highlighted the role of family genetics in the appearance of testicular cancer: in 49% of the cases, hereditary genetic defects are at the root of the disease.
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