Manscaped’s partnership with The Testicular Cancer Society is a great initiative to raise awareness about the dangers of testicular cancer and provide support for those affected by this disease.
Manscaped works with The Testicular Cancer Society to promote information on early detection and treatment option and resources for coping with the impact of testicular cancer diagnosis and recovery.
The company is committed to empowering men and helping them take control of their health and well-being, so partnering with The Testicular Cancer Society was a natural fit. Manscaped and The Testicular Cancer Society are working to save balls – one man at a time!
Table of Contents
- What Manscaped did for the partnership with The Testicular Cancer Society
- What is testicular cancer, and how common is it?
- Symptoms of testicular cancer
- How to do a self-examination for testicular cancer
- Treatment for testicular cancer
What Manscaped did for the partnership with The Testicular Cancer Society
Many people are not as aware of testicular cancer as they should be, especially young men who face a high risk for it. Manscaped used an inventive way to call attention to this issue by referencing the tradition of rubbing the balls on the Wall Street Charging Bull statue in New York City. This campaign effectively showed their dedication to promoting men’s health and well-being.
Manscaped and The Testicular Cancer Society have produced a humorous yet educational video to show men how to check themselves in under 60 seconds for testicular cancer’s possible signs and symptoms.
Manscaped also donated to the Society to help fund the organization’s growth. The video is part of a larger Testicular Cancer Awareness Month campaign to promote early disease detection. Mike Craycraft, a testicular cancer survivor and founder of the Testicular Cancer Society, notes that early detection is crucial for successful treatment. Still, a lack of awareness can lead to later-stage diagnosis with more severe consequences.
Special Lawn Mower Edition
To support the Testicular Cancer Society, Manscaped created The Lawn Mower 4.0 TCS Special Edition and donated $50,000 to the nonprofit organization. This limited-edition tool has all of the advantages of Manscaped’s original best-selling trimmer.
Created by the professional in-brand product development and creative teams for this unique initiative during Testicular Cancer Awareness Month, the trimmer also has a purple power status indicator light, co-branded TCS packaging, and educational inserts about how to check yourself correctly.
What is testicular cancer, and how common is it?
Testicular cancer is a type of cancer that develops in the testicles, which are the male reproductive organs responsible for producing sperm and testosterone. This form of cancer is relatively rare and typically affects younger men, although it can occur at any age. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, around 8,000 to 10,000 new cases of testicular cancer are diagnosed each year, and about 400 men die from it annually.
Men in their late 20s to early 30s are most susceptible to testis cancer, with the average age of diagnosis being 33 years old.
Testis cancer is most common in men aged 20 to 40 but can occur at any age. Testicular cancer is the second most common malignancy in young men 15 to 19 years old (leukemia being the first), with approximately 6 percent of cases occurring in children and teens. Additionally, 7 percent of all testicular cancer cases occur in men over 55.
While there is no known cause of testicular cancer, certain risk factors may increase a man’s chances of developing it, including exposure to certain chemicals or radiation, undescended testicles at birth, family history of the disease, and age.
Symptoms of testicular cancer
Signs and symptoms of testicular cancer include:
- Enlargement or a lump in either testicle
- A feeling of heaviness or fullness in the scrotum.
- Swelling in the scrotum that happens suddenly
- A pain in the lower belly or groin that is not sharp
- Enlargement, soreness, or tenderness of the breast tissue.
Testicular cancer typically only affects one testicle.
How to do a self-examination for testicular cancer
Testicular self-exams should be done in or after a warm shower or bath.
Gently feel for any lumps or swellings on the scrotal skin.
Using both hands, hold each testicle between your thumb and middle fingers and roll it around firmly but gently between your fingers.
Look for any hard lumps or nodules, changes in size or shape, and anything that feels abnormal. You should examine your testicles monthly to familiarize yourself with what is expected.
If there are any changes, report these to your doctor immediately.
Treatment for testicular cancer
Treatment options for testicular cancer typically include surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy, depending on the stage and type of cancer. Early detection is critical for the successful treatment of testicular cancer, which is why it is essential to be aware of the signs and symptoms and see a doctor if you suspect that you may have this condition.