Testicular cancer strikes men in every walk of life, and the latest high-profile patient is Jesse McClure, the star of Storage Hunters on TruTV. In 2016, he made the jump to solo stardom with his own Discovery Channel show, but while he was in the UK filming he got a call from his oncologist that changed his life.
McClure had T1 Seminoma testicular cancer and had to drop everything and return to the States for treatment.
“Thankfully it was a blessing in disguise – I had no idea [about the cancer]. It wasn’t something I was expecting. Before, I thought I didn’t need to go to the doctor. I didn’t need to get my masculinity checked – ‘I’m on a TV show on my own and I don’t need that, thank you very much.’ But that couldn’t be further from the truth.”
It’s a story we’ve heard hundreds of times. As men, we’re very macho about our own health and mostly prefer to avoid trips to the doctor unless there’s blood pouring out of our face. But it’s important to take care of every part of your body, and the Storage Hunters star is speaking out.
“[Cancer] is not a fun thing to talk about. [We need to] drop these walls and misconceptions that it’s more masculine to hold it inside than be open and honest.”
Read more at Metro.Get your balls in the game! Donate to the Sean Kimerling Foundation to win the battle against testicular cancer.