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Testes, Testes, 1, 2, 3?

Have you seen the Movember campaign around Hopkins?  Or perhaps you've seen a larger number of mustaches being grown than usual.  The "Movember" campaign is in support of all kinds of Cancer Awareness.  Those that participate in "No Shave, November" do so to donate money towards cancer awareness and prevention funding.  While the campaign is open to all genders participating in the anti-razor behavior and promoting awareness for all types of cancer, often it is associated with prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men, in particular.  Are you or someone you know participating in the campaign?

Aside from participating in the campaign, it is important to remember that PREVENTION IS KEY.  Most testicular cancers can be found at an early stage due to some noticeable lumps that are noticed by the testicle owner or a doctor.  Self exams can be done on a monthly basis to check for any abnormalities.

Don't let embarrassment stop you from checking out your body or making an appointment with a doctor.  Your health is a priority!