Important Lesson On Checking For Cancer From Rugby Players

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We’re not just about drag queens, celebrity gossip, and underwear models here at NewNowNext.  We want you to be healthy.  And if we’re going to dispense lessons about your bodily wellness, it might as well be in an easily digestible format.  So here’s a (NSFW!) video of the members of Australian Rules football club’s UK’s Wolverhampton Wolverines learning how to properly screen for testicular cancer on behalf of the charity BallsToCancer.com.

The most important tip given: “It should feel like a peeled boiled egg in a bag of fluid.” Which might be the most disgusting image ever spoken, but helpful nonetheless!

Balls To Cancer is a wonderful charity aimed at raising awareness about male-specific cancers and raising research funds for treatment through sports related events.  Their goals are described on their website:

Firstly we are spending time and money on a nationwide (and in some cases worldwide) awareness campaign through the media, Social networks, leaflets and posters. To try to make both men and women more aware of the dangers of cancer and to help men, help themselves.

Secondly we want to open a male only contact point for men, boys who have been diagnosed with cancer or are worried about cancer and their families.

Thirdly we are funding an education programme for teenagers to help them understand and take away the taboo of talking about testicular cancer and asking for help. We are currently setting this up with our own local authority with the hope of going nationwide next year.

Finally we want to fund research into treatments and ultimately a cure for this horrible disease, we will be talking to Oncologists and hospitals to ascertain which laboratories are the ones we should be funding. We have already given money to many research projects and hospitals such as Birmingham & Brunel Universities and The Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

You can donate to the charity over here.

 



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