The Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation is proud to introduce Testicle Tuesdays: a brand new campaign designed to raise awareness of testicular cancer, encourage men to perform monthly self exams, and promote public discussion of the most common cancer in men 15 – 40.
How does it work?
It’s simple – most testicular cancers are found by men themselves. Checking your testicles monthly is the best way to identify a problem or a change that should be addressed with a physician. With our new Testicle Tuesdays campaign, we urge men to make a standing appointment to perform self exams on the second Tuesday of each month. We also encourage everyone to talk about testicular cancer and the importance of self exams on this day, to spread awareness and increase public knowledge of the disease.
What can I do?
If you’re a guy, the easiest way to get involved is by performing a testicular self exam (TSE) on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, and contacting your doctor if you notice any changes or anything that concerns you. Play the video below for a demonstration of how to correctly perform a TSE.
If you’re a parent, family member or significant other – remind the men in your life to perform self exams on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Send them text message reminders, leave them voice messages, write it in their calendars. Make sure Testicle Tuesdays and TSE’s become a part of their vocabulary.
Everyone can talk, text or tweet about testicular cancer on the second Tuesday of each month. Make a video, pen a song, write an article or letter to the editor. Download our Resource Kit and deliver a group presentation. Join our College Advisory Panel and show the world that young people can have an impact. Start an event! Work the word “testicle” into a conversation! Every mention can raises awareness and makes a difference!
Testicle Tuesday Talking Points:
- Testicle Tuesdays is an initiative of the Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation (SKTCF). SKTCF is dedicated to raising Awareness of TC and early diagnosis and treatment, providing Answers to those impacted by the disease, and promoting Action in the fight against TC.
- Almost every hour of every day a man is diagnosed with TC
- TC is the most common cancer in men age 15-40
- Men should perform TSE’s on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, and follow up with their physician if any changes are observes or anything concerns them
- If diagnosed and treated in its earliest stages TC is 99% curable
- When it comes to TC, awareness is the cure
- Visit www.seankimerling.org for more info
For a calendar of Testicle Tuesdays and other SKTCF events throughout the year, click here (calendar).
Tell us about it
Social networking is a powerful tool. The more people we have sharing the Testicle Tuesdays message, the closer we are to a world where no man dies from testicular cancer. Please follow us on Twitter and “Like” us on Facebook. And, please use your own social media accounts to spread the word about Testicle Tuesdays. Simply copy and paste the message(s) below and share with your network.
Sample Twitter message:
It’s #TesticleTuesday, the 2nd Tue of the month. Men – Check Em today! Visit www.seankimerling.org Follow @seankimerling
Sample Facebook status update:
Today is Testicle Tuesday™, the second Tuesday of the month. Join me in spreading the word about testicular cancer – the #1 cancer in men 15-40. Men: do a self exam today! Everyone: please “Like” the Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation, and visit www.seankimerling.org.
What are you waiting for? You can make a difference! Be a part of Testicle Tuesdays today!