September 14, 2010

Important Notice | One Ball Productions

On a more serious note, I wanted to draw all of your attentions to something extremely important.  As a lifestyle blog catering mainly to men, I wanted discuss with you something that I know many blogs haven't really touched upon -- testicular cancer (TC).  Perhaps its something many stay away from because it is somewhat taboo, or its something that may be too serious to bring forth.  Whatever the reason, I wanted to build an awareness around the subject through the short of a very close friend that was recently diagnosed with TC. 

Thomas Cantley (26) who also bears the same initials as the very cancer that could have potentially taken his life is an aspiring film maker who documents his whole ordeal with testicular cancer.  Though I was never diagnosed with TC, his story is very compelling and has really made me more aware of TC.  It is something all of us men need to be aware of.

Here are some stats:
  • Occurs most often in men between the ages of 20 and 39
  • Is the most common form of cancer in men between the ages of 15 and 34
  • Is most common in Caucasian men, especially those of Scandinavian descent.
  • 8,000 men are diagnosed with testicular cancer each year, and 
  • approximately 400 men die from testicular during that same period. 

Thomas Cantley |

1 comment:

  1. Since you were brave and smart enough to bring it up, a high PSA reading can be misleading and scary. Sexual activity should be discontinued three days prior to blood being taken. Sex the night before can show a higher PSA reading than normal. Had this experience with my doctor.


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