Six men are diagnosed with testicular cancer every day in the UK.
And, unfortunately, a construction worker has recently died of of this at the age of just twenty two. The young worker from Sydney put his symptoms and pain down to back ache he had got from working on site. But, sadly, things were a lot more sinister for the young tradesman.
Lat year, after completing his landscaping apprentice, Dylan Buttler went to the doctors complaining of a bad back. However, unfortunately, the doctors found that things were a lot worse for the young tradesman than a bad back. He had cancer.
Unfortunately, by this time, it was too late. The cancer had spread. At this point, the cancer had reached his lungs, liver and brain. Chemotherapy, radiotherapy and even surgery were unable to help the young man. And, after being rushed to hospital last month, Dylan unfortunately died.
His heartbroken mother though is now appealing for men to go and get checked out. She described to the Daily Mail: “I’d say to young men not to be afraid to speak out if they feel there is something wrong.”
“And to be persistent as early as possible.”
“Dylan went from testicular cancer to stage four so quickly.”
“He really didn’t have a chance.”
Every week, one man dies of testicular cancer. The most common form of cancer in men aged under 45, it is alarming to hear that 1 in 10 men don’t know the symptoms to look out for. And, since the 1970’s, the number of testicular cancer cases have doubled!
So, cop a feel and check yourself out! Because according to statistics, 70% of men are not checking themselves regularly enough. And whilst survival rate for this disease are on the rise, the sooner you catch it the better. To find out more about this, head over to Cancer Research UK here.