Men often ignore the health of the balls, but it should not be ignored. Three people who survived testicular cancer reveals the importance of early examination regularly.
Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in men aged 15-49 years. If caught early, the cancer has become one of the most easily treated with a 98 percent chance of survival.
But if the stage is more advanced then the chances are diminishing life expectancy, for example, if already in stage 3 then hopes to stay 57 percent and even cancer can kill.
Here is the story of three survivors of testicular cancer about the importance of early examination, as quoted by The Sun, Wednesday (12/26/2012), namely:
1. Jon Wright (31 Years)
Jon Wright from Hertford, Herts revealed in 2007 initially he felt no pain in the groin. But when it was a general practitioner that he came to say nothing to worry about.
He was not satisfied with the answers the doctor, Jon was trying to consult with other physicians, and again the doctor said no problem. However, he realized that something was wrong with her condition.
Jon finally went to the doctor for the third time and ask for an ultrasound. Doctors found a tumor in the testicle and had an operation to lift the risk of losing the testicles. He had surgery and was given 2 weeks to recover.
But apparently not stop there, check up in June 2008 while still remaining cancer cells are found in the testes and had to undergo radiotherapy. Diagnosed for the second time to change his life.
Jon was lucky to get through all of these conditions. But what happened to him realize he did examination of the importance of early. He is currently carrying out a campaign to cycling to sensitize men on a regular basis in order to check the testicles.
2. Ryan Walshe (23 Years)
Ryan found a lump in the testicle 3 years ago. When he saw one of the rugby players do a testicle, and he followed. When he found a hard stone in the right testicle.
Then about 2 weeks later he underwent surgery, but the test results confirmed that the cancer had spread to lymph nodes and spine. He also must perform three cycles of chemotherapy were exhausting.
Fortunate treatment does work well, and he was quick to get medical help. Although there are probably about 50 percent of the cancer returning, but he still wanted to make people aware of the importance of early examination.
3. Chris Dunkley (28 Years)
Chris was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2007. The first time he saw a small hard lump on the right testicle by accident. At first he thought that it was a cyst and would go away by itself.
But after 1 month was still there, he decided to go to the doctor. About 3 days later he had to undergo surgical removal of the testes in Ashford Hospital, Middlesex.
Chris was not too worried about the surgery itself, but he was afraid it affects fertility and sexual performance. But the doctor assured him not to worry.
A CT scan showed the cancer had not spread and she only required to conduct examinations or check ups regularly. He was now able to play sports, work and socialize as people age.
Chris felt he was one lucky man, because if it does not go to the doctor since the beginning of the end result could have been very different to what happened today.