Lets talk about... ODDBALLS!

Hello Readers,
Today we are talking balls! Testicles! Goolies! And good old-fashioned family jewels!

Disclaimer I was gifted two pairs of oddball pants for asking permission to do a blog post.
First I’m going to look at The OddBalls Foundation then I will look into Testicular Cancer.

The OddBalls Foundation was set up to raise awareness of Testicular Cancer. The oddball foundation is not only a charity but an underwear company (originally) aiming to raise money for and awareness of testicular cancer.

OddBalls hopes to make a difference to male health around the world by fitting as many ‘check yourself ‘guides into male toilets and changing rooms across the country so that men will remember to check themselves regularly and detect any problems early. As Oddballs is supported by their volunteers and run with no overheads or costs 100% of all money donated to the Foundation is used to raise awareness of Testicular Cancer. 

As you can see my family are fans, Thank you again for the photos 

Testicular Cancer is around 95% curable so early diagnosis and regular checking is beyond important guys. Tragically, about half of men with testicular cancer do not seek treatment until cancer has spread.

While doing research I came across a post by Justin Birckbichler that I found helpful and enjoyable (so here's a link).

Typical symptoms can be painless swelling or lump in one of the testicles, or any change in shape or texture of the testicles. It's important to be aware of what feels normal for you. Get to know your body and see your GP if you notice any changes. If you read my Coppafeel post you’ll know that women don’t like checking their own boobs so I’m guessing it’s the same argument with men and their balls.  Don’t get your partner to check You need to check yourself!!!! You know your own balls!!!
Let’s break this down a little you should see your doctor when:
·         an unusual lump or swelling in part of one testicle
·         a sharp pain in the testicle or scrotum
·         an unusual difference between one testicle and the other
Your symptoms are unlikely to be cancer but it's important to get them checked by a doctor.

·         Every year 2,400 men are diagnosed with testicular cancer, but it is curable when detected early
·         If detected early, testicular cancer is over 95% curable.
·         Over the last decade, testicular cancer incidence rates have increased by a tenth (10%) in males in the UK.
·         Testicular cancer is one of the most treatable types of cancer
·         Testicular cancer is on the rise – twice as many British men get it now as they did in the mid-70s.

 Friendly reminder