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Play with your Balls and check for Cancer

Recently read about this new target-oriented website encouraging young men to check their balls for testicular cancer. Might be worth somebody's time

Checkemlads.com
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Excellent !!!!!!
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Re: Play with your Balls and check for Cancer

Surely not Off-Topic, UM. Thanks for the link!
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Re: Play with your Balls and check for Cancer

Yet more evidence of Sychronicity at work, I was following a health story on the BBC website yesterday and also found the checkemlads site.
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Yet more evidence of Sychronicity at work, I was following a health story on the BBC website yesterday and also found the checkemlads site.
So, did you play with your balls - - - and check for cancer?
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So, did you play with your balls - - - and check for cancer?

Well absolutely, after that good advice it would have been rude not to.
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Re: Play with your Balls and check for Cancer

I was just about to post a new thread, when I saw what Uncle Max has posted. This is an unbelievable coincidence. And really, a story about my experience of how incredibly fast the health system works, here in Switzerland.
Last Saturday morning, woke up, balls aching a bit. Felt said bollocks and found a lump. Looked in the mirror before getting in the shower and I could see that clearly the right nut was bigger than the left. Sunday, I thought that I'd better tell the wife. Worriedly, she dug out our health insurance stuff and said find a doctor and get an appointment ASAP.
We have never registered with a doctor, so late, this Monday morning, I phoned a local doctor and unbelievably, they said come in tomorrow (Tuesday) at 9 am. The doctor checked out the lump and his secretary called the local hospital. Next day (Yesterday) at 2pm, I had an ultrasonic scan and was told, there and then, that it was nothing serious and it was a cyst. I hadn't been too worried, because I'd read that in the vast majority of cases, testicular lumps are benign and most people (about 97%) that do have testicular cancer survive it.
Always worth having it checked out though. Is there anywhere else in the world where things could have moved so fast?
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Re: Play with your Balls and check for Cancer

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7869709.stm?lss

Oh! And of course this didn't help when it came up on Monday morning as I was searching the web. Another coincidence!?
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Re: Play with your Balls and check for Cancer

Was there not something a little more 'inspiring' a couple of years back with Rachel Stevens scantally clad and a pair of plums?

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Old 12.02.2009, 16:25
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Re: Play with your Balls and check for Cancer

A few years ago I was on a golf day with a crowd of blokes I knew, some of whom were pretty wealthy, and I arrived too late to partake in the morning session.

I had intended to just take it easy, grab a couple of coffees and read the newspapers until they came in for lunch and join up with them. Instead I ended up talking with one of the guys chaffeurs (hence my earlier reference to some of them being a bit welathy!) who, upon my enquiry as to whether he was ok, ended up telling me the whole story regarding his testicular cancer.

It was absolutely riveting and opened my eyes to the whole subject, much more than any marketing technique had done.

What he basically noticed early on was not any lumos, but an increasing difficulty to pee, ie it took longer and longer to come out. He happened to mention this to someone who recommended that he saw a doctor. To cut a long story short, he was advised that it was caught just in time, he had extensive treatment and was "cured"....although I understand lately that he is back for more test because there is a concern it may have come back.

In the meantime a neigbour of his had come upto him a bit sheepishly upon hearing of his problems and told him he was having a bit of trouble peeing himself. But when he saw the doctor, as recommended, it was too late. within six months he was dead.

I'd known for some time about the problem, but my conversation with him opened my eyes up to how even though us blokes will talk about practically anything under the sun, we don't neccessarily share information about our health, particularly when it concerns the workings of our penis.

When it can be a matter of life and death, for God's sake err on the side of caution and the risk of ridicule (which won't come from true friends) and get yourselves sorted out if you have the merest hint of a problem.
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I was just about to post a new thread, when I saw what Uncle Max has posted. This is an unbelievable coincidence. And really, a story about my experience of how incredibly fast the health system works, here in Switzerland.
Last Saturday morning, woke up, balls aching a bit. Felt said bollocks and found a lump. Looked in the mirror before getting in the shower and I could see that clearly the right nut was bigger than the left. Sunday, I thought that I'd better tell the wife. Worriedly, she dug out our health insurance stuff and said find a doctor and get an appointment ASAP.
We have never registered with a doctor, so late, this Monday morning, I phoned a local doctor and unbelievably, they said come in tomorrow (Tuesday) at 9 am. The doctor checked out the lump and his secretary called the local hospital. Next day (Yesterday) at 2pm, I had an ultrasonic scan and was told, there and then, that it was nothing serious and it was a cyst. I hadn't been too worried, because I'd read that in the vast majority of cases, testicular lumps are benign and most people (about 97%) that do have testicular cancer survive it.
Always worth having it checked out though. Is there anywhere else in the world where things could have moved so fast?
Great news for you, and well done for actually acting upon it. A lot of others would have be fearful about getting it investigated and not made a doctors appointment. You were sensible and did the right thing and have quickly and thankfully found out it's a harmless cyst, rather than worry yourself. Hopefully if anyone else notices a similar swelling in their "nads" they'll do exactly what you did and get it checked out.
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Re: Play with your Balls and check for Cancer

And while we're at it (My Name is John! I am a MAN!!!), don't forget the other silent killer:

(Copied from the BBC site, link above)

Prostate cancer is the most common male cancer in the UK, accounting for almost a quarter of male cancers. Each year, nearly 35,000 men in the UK are diagnosed and more than 10,000 die from the disease.
Cases are rare in men aged under 50, but it becomes more common as they grow older.
Having a father or brother with prostate cancer increases the risk of a man developing the condition.
The illness is more common in men of African-Caribbean or African-American descent and in western countries.
What are the symptoms?

Often prostate cancer doesn't have any symptoms, but when they do occur they may include:
  • The need to urinate more frequently
  • Disturbed sleep because of the need to urinate
  • Difficulty or pain when passing water
  • Delay or hesitancy before urinating
  • A feeling that the bladder has not completely emptied
  • Pain or stiffness in the lower back, pelvis and hips
It's important to be aware that there are a number of other, non-cancerous medical conditions that may also cause these symptoms.
In advanced prostate cancer, the following symptoms may occur:
  • Weight loss
  • Bone pain
  • Pain in the loins, pelvis or lower back
  • Blood in the urine or semen

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that's the one, thanks.
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Re: Play with your Balls and check for Cancer

Your right Uncle Max. Prostate cancer is much more deadly and it's what killed my father, so I am conscious of it's symptoms, but it's good of you to remind us all.
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