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A 49-year-old member asked:

Why do we have so much breast cancer awarensess but no testicular cancer campaigns in the us?

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Dr. Herbert Hoover
- Select Specialities - 52 years experience
Good question: You raise a good question, especially since both cancers are curable at a very high percentage if diagnosed early. One reason for the difference in campaigns is likely in the aggressiveness of the respective advocacy groups for both diseases. This is likely reflective of the fact that only 1in 200 men develop testicular cancer in their lifetime compared to 1 in 8 women developing breast cancer.
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Dr. Shyamali Singhal
General Surgery 25 years experience
Susan G Komen: There are two major advocates for women susan love md and the susan g komen foundation. Between the two of them they have raised awareness via a grass roots effort. Other cancer societie such as lymphoma and leukemia have worked hard as well to raise awareness. Lance armstrong and others have improved awareness significantly.
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