(Photo Credits: Screengrab from Manila Luzon’s Official Instagram Account)
Hey, guys! The month of April is designated as Testicular Cancer Awareness Month. It is an annual observance created to highlight the importance of having young men aged 20 to 35 get tested for testicular cancer. The observance is also used as a “time to reflect on advancements in research, treatment, and progress.” The good news is that testicular cancer is one of the most treatable cancer types, the American Cancer Society revealed, explaining that over 95% of those diagnosed survive past five years.
Testicular cancer was reportedly first diagnosed in patients in the 1960s. According to National Today, “The disease develops in the testicles, a part of the male reproductive system causing a lump to be present when touched.” They added:
Although according to the National Cancer Institute, testicular cancer most often develops in young and middle-aged men and is the most common form of cancer in 20 to 35-year-old men, the organization estimates that several more thousands of men between the age bracket — excluding the 9,610 men in the United States that were already diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2020, would benefit from testing for the disease.
Read more about the observance in full here.
Anyway, we’re bringing this up because American drag queen, recording artist, comedian, and reality television personality Manila Luzon has teamed up with Manscaped and Testicular Cancer Society for this year’s Testicular Cancer Awareness Month. She posted on her Instagram account:
BALLS! April is National Testicular Cancer Awareness Month! I’ve partnered with @Manscaped to help spread the word 🔎🥜 Visit Manscaped.com/TCS to learn more about simple self-checks for cancer prevention & SHARE to help save a life. Get 20% OFF + Free Shipping with my code MANILA at Manscaped.com & make a donation to the @tcsociety at checkout. #shavetosave #TesticularCancerAwareness #manscaped #testicularcancer Thanks @alexanderfost for ur balls!
Watch her video below, and you may visit Testicular Cancer Society’s official Instagram account as well if you wish to help or learn more about the cause.