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Why do so many people support breast cancer but not testicular cancer?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: The social context

Breast cancer is more common, there is an industry to subsidize the events and pink ribbons (mammography machine manufacturers), body image is a concern, and there is at least one demographic in which breast cancer carries a superstitious dread.
The "activism" is a good thing overall. A sensible man who finds a testicular lump gets with his physician and usually gets a cure. Less fearful overall.

In brief: The social context

Breast cancer is more common, there is an industry to subsidize the events and pink ribbons (mammography machine manufacturers), body image is a concern, and there is at least one demographic in which breast cancer carries a superstitious dread.
The "activism" is a good thing overall. A sensible man who finds a testicular lump gets with his physician and usually gets a cure. Less fearful overall.
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