TC Health fair (Adeyemi, Oluwakemi (Student)).docx - 1 Running head TESTICULAR CANCER Testicular Cancer Oluwakemi Adeyemi Governors State University

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1 Running head: TESTICULAR CANCER Testicular Cancer Oluwakemi Adeyemi Governors State University
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TESTICULAR CANCER Abstract This paper explores the importance of testicular cancer with reference to Healthy People 2020 objectives. It highlights the preventable nature of testicular cancer. It also documents the risk factors, signs and symptoms; screening methods, staging and treatment modalities for the disease. Finally, this paper is also an attempt to increase the level of awareness of the public on the preventable nature and high curability rate of testicular cancer if detected early. Keywords: screening, self-examination, chemotherapy, radiation
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TESTICULAR CANCER Testicular Cancer Healthy People 2020 is a comprehensive agenda of the federal government of the United States for producing a healthier nation. The major goals of Healthy People 2020 are to attain high quality, healthy, longer lives free of preventable disease, disability, injury and premature death; achieve health equity, eradicate disparities, and improve the health of all people; create social and physical environments that encourage good health for all; and to promote quality of life, healthy development and healthy habits across the life span (American Cancer Society {ACS}, 2014) In summary, Healthy People 2020 targets the most significant preventable diseases in the society, and establishes goals to prevent them. So why is testicular cancer a topic of interest? The first goal of Healthy People 2020 is to attain lives free of preventable disease. Most testicular cancers can be identified and treated successfully when they are small and have not metastasized. More often than not, a lump on the testicle is the first symptom. The risk of developing testicular cancer is indeed highest in the United States and Europe compared to the rest of the world (Gleason, 2011). In addition, no dietary supplement has been proven to reduce the risk of testicular cancer (Evans, Simon & Warde, 2013). Leading Health Indicators (LHIs) are a smaller group of objectives for Healthy People 2020. They are a measure of the health of the nation (Stewart & DeNisco, 2019, p. 237). Cancer is one of the leading health indicators for Healthy People 2020. Objectives
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TESTICULAR CANCER 1) To assess men’s knowledge of testicular cancer and testicular self-examination 2) To explore men’s experience with testicular cancer screening 3) To teach testicular self-examination 4) To educate the public on the signs and symptoms of testicular cancer 5) To discuss the risk factors and treatment modalities for testicular cancer 6) To increase awareness and screening for testicular cancer screening Literature Review The testicles are the primary male reproductive organs. They produce sperm and secrete the male hormones, primarily testosterone.
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