Two out of three young men say, “None of these people” have spoken to them about testicular cancer.
Testicular cancer is the leading cause of cancer in young men age 15-35, yet not many people appear to be educating these young men about the disease.
In January 2015, the Testicular Cancer Society surveyed 1000 young men, age 18-34 in the U.S. and asked them, “Which of the following people have spoken to you about testicular cancer?” Respondents were given 5 multiple-choices in a multiple-answer format.
67% of respondents answered None of the Above
19% of respondents answered My Doctor
8% of respondents answered My Parent
8% of respondents answered My High School Teacher/Nurse
5% of respondents answered My Sports Coach
5% of respondents answered My College Professor/Nurse
These results indicate that those most likely closest to these young men are not discussing testicular cancer with them in a time when these young men are in the age group most at risk for the disease. While testicular cancer can occur at any age, opportunities to educate those at highest risk are being missed.
These results were also consistent with a previous survey conducted by the Testicular Cancer Society in November 2013, which indicated 71% answered None of Above, 16% My Doctor, 7% My Parent, 6% My High School Teacher/Nurse, 4% My Sports Coach and 3% My College Professor/Nurse.
For more information about this survey please contact the Testicular Cancer Society.