Fighting Testicular Cancer
Daniel J.'s Story
His scar is small, about four to five inches on his lower abdomen, just above the groin area. He doesn't really notice it much anymore, but the six-year memory lives vividly in his mind.
Daniel J. was never aware of the importance of self-exams for signs of testicular cancer, until he became a patient himself. As a 25-year-old delivery man at a local flower shop in Oakland, Calif., with no health insurance, he was more than unprepared when the situation arose. Looking back, he is surprised how little is done to inform the male population of the dangers of testicular cancer throughout adolescence.