Tabloid readers check testicular cancer signs better?Published On: Mon, Apr 7th, 2014 | Cancer Research | By BioNews
Love reading tabloid news than some serious stuff? Sit cool as research reveals that men who read tabloids are more likely to check their testicles for signs of cancer than readers who prefer broadsheet dailies.
Office workers are the least likely to check their testicles for lumps, the study added.
Also, single men are less likely to recognise the signs of testicular cancer than men who are in a relationship.
The latest survey of 3,000 men, carried out for the UK-based male cancer charity Orchid, tried to find out how ‘in touch’ men are with their testicles.
“We were particularly surprised to find that men working in an office environment with easy access to the internet, social media and a wide range of health information tools were least likely to check themselves,” Rebecca Porta, CEO of Orchid, was quoted as saying in media reports.
According to Porta, awareness of testicular cancer has significantly improved over the past few years but these findings illustrate that a large percentage of men are still not taking proactive steps to protect themselves.
The most common symptom of testicular cancer is a lump or swelling in one of the testicles.
Other symptoms can include pain in a testicle, a feeling of heaviness in the scrotum, a dull ache in the lower abdomen, fatigue and generally feeling unwell.
Testicular cancer is uncommon and accounts for only one percent of all cancers that occur in men.
If caught early, testicular cancer can be 98 percent curable.
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