We’re all about sharing the stories of testicular cancer survivors, especially this month, so let’s bring you one from across the pond that’ll have you checking. Matt Shore comes from a family with a history of testicular cancer, so his dad – like a good bloke – was firm in urging his son to check down there. He blew him off, but on a casual fondle noticed an unusual lump down below and the rest of the story is all too familiar.
In August of last year, he headed in to the hospital and got the diagnosis we all dread – testicular cancer. It had already spread significantly, requiring Matt to undergo an bilateral orchiectomy to have both testicles removed. This isn’t the ideal solution, but actually he got off lucky because the cancer hadn’t had time to spread anywhere else in his body.
Since the surgery, he has become a vocal advocate for mens health causes, telling the press “Testicular cancer is a very curable and treatable form of cancer if caught early, but we need to spread this message and urge all men to check their jewels.” We couldn’t agree more. So take a second and have that fondle down there. It might just save your life.
Read more at The Sun.Get your balls in the game! Donate to the Sean Kimerling Foundation to win the battle against testicular cancer.