24.2.15

Load of Bollocks

It's charity Tuesday!

I'm a lady. I am the mother of a teen girl. I do have a husband but I'll admit we rarely discuss testicles. I mean, you don't, do you.(except you - you weirdo)

But apparently we should do! It's all well and good us ladies marching about with our boob awareness and Cop a Feel campaigns and the like, but we mustn't leave out the chaps!

So gents, don't be afraid to 'talk balls' (you do enough of it usually) get in there! Talk Balls to your sons, your friends. Make testicles top of the chat list this Friday in the pub. Mums of sons, pluck up your courage! Talk Balls!!

Over 2,200 young men aged 15-44 are diagnosed with testicular cancer each year. (One of my mates had a testicle removed due to cancer when we were about 18 - he's now a grown up (!) father of two)

Orchid’s ‘Father and Sons’ campaign hopes to encourage men to feel confident talking to their sons about testicular cancer, and ensure they know how to check for signs and symptoms.

Orchid commissioned a survey and new stats show:
  • 42% of parents do not regularly talk to their children about health issues or concerns
  • 20% of parents never broach the issue with their children
  • 30% of parents do not feel confident discussing how to check for signs and symptoms of testicular cancer
  • 76% would sooner refer their child to a GP rather than raise a health-related concern with them directly
  • Only 36% of 18-34 year olds are confident recognising the signs and symptoms of testicular cancer – a remarkable 20% lower than breast cancer




Watch the video (it made me laugh), share on twitter, #talkballs

For advice and support on testicular cancer please visit www.orchid-cancer.org.uk

2 comments:

  1. Ohh we must be weird we always talk body parts here haha hubby loves talking about his man parts such a charmer but we do have a serious moment every now and then!!

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  2. stressymummy26/2/15

    Those are some scary statistics, I must talk balls more often with my boys!

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