Movember Virtual Health Talks: Testicular Cancer

Movember Canada 2 minute read September 13, 2021

Movember created the virtual health talk series to help create more awareness around the health issues men face and how they can take action for their health.

Hosted by Mo Bro, Sam Wilson, each 3-minute episode is a deep-dive into:

  1. Mental health and suicide prevention
  2. Prostate Cancer
  3. Testicular Cancer

How to watch the episodes:

The virtual health talk curriculum is designed to spark conversations and inspire life-saving action. If you have any questions, or would like to inquire about booking a live/virtual Movember speaker, don’t hesitate to email us at info.ca@movember.com.

Testicular cancer continues to be the most diagnosed cancer in young men. It is estimated that more than 1,100 Canadian men were diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2020.  Testicular cancer is relatively rare, but it disproportionately affects younger men and while the outcome for men with testicular cancer is often positive, early detection is key. Movember has been actively investing in testicular cancer research and programming since 2013, working to build awareness and encouraging men to get handsy with themselves.

In 2019, Movember ran a study of over 2,500 men globally, and found over half the men in the at-risk age group (18 – 35) didn’t know how to perform a testicular self-examination. This is why Movember works year-round to raise awareness for testicular cancer, bringing education to men across the world in a fun, dynamic and engaging way. And it’s working.  Movember participants are shown to be twice as likely to conduct a self-check on their testicles than the general population, while Movember participants are also more than four times as likely to speak to someone about their testicular cancer risk. But that’s just scratching the surface – there’s much more to be done.