Please take care of your boys!  

Mackey05 40F
508 posts
3/31/2005 10:19 pm

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

Please take care of your boys!

April 1st-7th is Testicular Cancer awareness week. In honor of that I urge all of you to have a partner inspect your boys or do it yourself

Testicular cancer is one of the most common cancers in young men between the ages of 25 and 35. Early detection of testicular cancer may be life saving and fertility promoting.

Here is a description of how to inspect your testicles from another website:

You should examine your testicles once a month in order to help detect abnormalities early. Each male is different and it may take a few self-examinations to know what is normal for you. Eventually, you'll become familiar with how your testicles feel and appear and will be able to recognize anything abnormal.

Remove your clothes and stand in front of a mirror. After a warm bath or shower is a good time because the scrotal skin is relaxed. With one hand, lift your penis and check your scrotum (the sac containing your testicles) for any change in shape or size and for red, distended veins. The scrotum's left side may hang slightly lower than the right.

Then, feel your testicles for lumps, nodules, swelling or a change of consistency. To examine your right testicle, place your right thumb on the front of the testicle and your index and middle fingers behind it. Gently press your thumb and fingers together, they should meet. Make sure you check your entire testicle. Then, use your left hand to examine your left testicle in the same manner. Your testicles should feet smooth, rubbery, and slightly tender, and you should be able to move them.

Locate the ropelike structure at the back of your testicles. This is called the epididymis. Your spermatic cord extends upward from the epididymis. Gently squeeze the spermatic cord above your right testicle between the thumb and first two fingers of your right hand. Then, using the thumb and first two fingers of your left hand, examine the spermatic cord above your left testicle. Check for lumps and masses by squeezirig along the entire length of the cords.

If you notice any lumps, nodules, swelling, or changes, call your physician.

Hope all of you guys stay in great health!


sportyfun56 107M

4/1/2005 9:52 am

gee mackey...
thanks for the psa.. good to be reminded about these things.

rm_bluegenes51 57M
245 posts
4/18/2005 9:56 am

A little late (my viewing the blog...not you) ..but always good advice...feels good, too.

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