It's been 28 years to the day...to the hour since my little 18 year old brother died of Embarrassment. Literally.
Like most teenage boys and young men, you would rather die that discuss such things with (shudder!), your PARENTS! Or even your own brothers.
Lets discuss nuts...
If you're male and between 15 to 34... listen up! My young brother was 18 when he died from this 28 years ago, and this type of cancer was 99.7% guaranteed to kill then. Radiation, Chemo, everything failed. It spread completely thru his lympth system. Fatal.
In that 25 years since it is now 100% completely curable when caught in early stages. A self exam costs nothing, done by you to yourself in private, takes seconds and is painless (mostly)!
Amazing huh? Thanks to my parents this is taught in our local schools to all young males...how many were saved? Don't know..but even one would be an honor to my brothers memory. Do it!
And pass the word to your buddies and onto the sons!
His name was Christopher and he wanted more than anything in this World to be a Auto Mechanic. Miss you Chris, hope God has you working on his Ferrari.
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It's amazing how many lives are lost because we fail to do the simplest things or notice changes in our bodies. From the time we are infants, we are taught that we shouldn't touch this that it is bad, but if we did those things, it might just save our life.
Women, check by feeling and LOOKING at your breasts and your genital area monthly and men, check and LOOK at your genital area for any changes, lumps, or knots, moles or other changes that have occurred.
Sorry to hear of your loss, you have an important message. Testicular cancer is nothing to mess with but is treatable if caught early. Whether or not you can discuss it with your parents or mate, see a doctor right away for any unusual rashes or lumps, the life you save may be your own
An important post, fsd. That's a fine legacy for your brother's memory! While we're at it, hopefully men of a somewhat older demographic won't be too embarrased to speak to their doctor about prostate and colon cancer. These too are treatable if caught early, and the tests are easy IF you can overcome your embarrassment. Thanks for posting!
Sorry for your loss but thank you for the message. My present son in law had testicle cancer before he met my daughter, got treated and cured at the City of Hope. Married my daughter and now we have two healthy grand children,16 and 12, and he is still cancer free. So learn how to check yourself and/or go to a doctor regularly.
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Thanks ford superduty. Every now and then someoned needs to speak out so people can be made aware, or at least remember that these deseases exist and need to be caught early. I am a survivor of and aggressive prostate cancer. It was only caught because I went to the doctor to get a pill to help me to stop smoking. Lucky I stuck around to chat after the prescription was given. That was 14 years ago. It can be done. Macktee