In the world of cancer awareness, testicular cancer gets less attention than many other cancers. Part of that has to do with the sensitive area of the body it affects, and part of it has to do with the relatively low number of cases diagnosed per year: fewer than 10,000.
For the men who develop it, that lack of awareness could be fatal, despite the disease's 95 percent five-year relative survival rate.
Early detection is key, which is why Giddy takes Testicular Cancer Awareness Month—April of every year—seriously. We are here to further the awareness-raising mission.
Each Monday this month, we will post new content aimed at increasing everyone's awareness of this disease. We begin with a story about the psychological impacts of the disease and how patients' partners can help them cope.
After that, survivor stories will offer an inside look at the disease and how men overcame it to thrive as professionals and fathers.