POLOKWANE – With 43 800 minutes in a common month, taking only 10 of them to look at your tests, not only save your own life, but also your loved ones from pain.
November is men's cancer month and the focus is mainly on prostate and chest cancer. The most common cancers among men are prostate, colorectal, lungs, Kaposi Sarcoma (CA) (arthritis-related cancer) and bladder cancer.
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According to the South African Cancer Association (Cansa), the fatty cancer is one of the common cancers in young men and so it is important for young men to begin examinations shortly after adolescents.
"Men between 15 and 49 years old need to look at their tests every month, ideally after a bath or shower, to feel any pebble lumps that could indicate the fatty cancer," said Christopher Combrinck, a community enterprise in Polokwane Cansa.
The precise cause of the cancer is not known. However, there are a number of risk factors associated with the cancer of the spills. Some risk factors can be controlled, such as smoking. Other can not be changed, such as age or racial person. However, having a risk factor, or even several risk factors, means that someone will have the disease. It is not possible to prevent the fatty cancer.
Risk factors include:
• Have a test (s)
• Had an abnormal development of the spills and / or other organs
• Have a personal history of the fatty cancer
• Have a family history of the fatty cancer
• HIV Infection
• Have fertility problems
• Have a family history of breast cancer or malign melanoma
• Smoking marijuana
• Body size
• Having a vasectomy – getting a vasectomy has not increased the risk of the fatty cancer.
• Get traumatic in advance to the horses
• Genetic risk factors
Anyone who believes that they may be at risk of the fatty cancer should discuss this with a medical practitioner.
"If it is detected early, the testic can be treated effectively. Symptoms include collapse or painless lump in one or two horses, pain in it or a thick feeling in a stomach or a test in the abdomen bottom, back or ridge. "
How to self-examine your hides:
How to do a horse self exam:
• Making horse self-examination is easy: learn what your body usually feels and looks, so that any changes or anything that may feel strange can be found at an early stage.
• First, decide on a regular time once a month to make your self-examination.
• Check your hides directly after a bath or warm shower.
• Stand in front of a mirror and look for any swell.
• Support your hides with one hand and feel everyone with another hand.
• Roll the horses between the thumb and the fingers, feeling any lumps – it's likely to feel a structure like a soft chord at the top and
According to each test, lumps can be as small as rice grain and are usually quite robust as hard rubber.
• Check also for areas that feel tender.
• Consult your health practitioner if any abnormalities are found.