Learn About Testicular Cancer Awareness Month

Learn About Testicular Cancer Awareness Month

While testicular cancer doesn't get talked about as much as other forms of cancer, it should be. Although it accounts for only 1 percent of cancer cases in men, among those aged 15-35, it's the most common form of cancer. Each year, approximately 8,500 men are diagnosed with testicular cancer – which works out to about one diagnosed case per hour – and 350 die from the disease.

April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month. According to the Testicular Cancer Society, the cancer is one of the most treatable ones – particularly if it's caught early. If caught at an early stage before it spreads, the survival rate is almost 100 percent. Here are some things to look for when it comes to making sure you catch it early.

Prevention Is Challenging

The challenge with testicular cancer is that not much can be done to prevent it. This is why early detection is especially important. When testicular cancer is diagnosed in its early stages, meaning when it is confined to the testis, the 5-year survival rate is 99 percent. When the cancer has spread to regional lymph nodes, the 5-year survival rate drops to 96 percent. If the cancer has spread to distant areas of the body, the 5-year survival rate is 71 percent.

While a great many ailments can be diagnosed by a doctor, testicular cancer is rarely caught by your physician. According to the American Cancer Society, the first symptom of testicular cancer is most often a lump on the testicle, or the testicle becomes swollen or larger. Some testicular tumors might cause pain, but that isn't always the case.

Approximately 1-in-250 men will be diagnosed with testicular cancer. Thanks to early detection and advanced treatments, only approximately 1-in-5000 men will die from testicular cancer.

Donate Your Car To Help Disabled Veterans

Because more than 80 percent of the military is made up of men, that means they are very much at risk of getting testicular cancer. If you want to help fund services for disabled veterans, you can do so when you donate your car to Vehicles For Veterans. We accept nearly all makes and models of vehicles, and the proceeds from auctioning or recycling them benefit services for disabled veterans.

If you have an unwanted car, truck, boat, RV, motorcycle or other vehicle, you can give it a greater purpose by donating it today! Testicular Cancer Awareness Month is a great time to give back to veterans who have given so much with their service.

To make a car donation, please call 1-855-811-4838 or complete an online car donation form. In addition to helping veterans, you'll receive free towing and a great tax deduction. 

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