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Exploring The Cancer No One’s Talking About

Exploring The Cancer No One’s Talking About
April 16, 2019 coraandkrist

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Exploring The Cancer No One’s Talking About

April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month and I have to admit, I didn’t know too much about the disease until I took part in an amazing event in Lower Manhattan called Ball Street. Every year an advocacy group called CACTI.org turns NYC’s Wall Street into “Ball Street” (fittingly enough, right by the iconic Wall Street Bull statue!)

It takes balls to talk about Testicular Cancer…

At CACTI’s “Ball Street” event, they handed out informational flyers about testicular cancer and a step-by-step guide to giving self-examinations. That’s really important, because, when detected early enough, testicular cancer is over 90% curable!

The Stats about Testicular Cancer are pretty sobering…

And while it's the most common cancer to affect young men, it's also one of the easiest to treat and cure...
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And while it’s the most common cancer to affect young men, it’s also one of the easiest to treat and cure…

It’s all about early detection…

On hand at the event was NYU Urologist, Dr. Christopher Kelly. He had a privacy booth set up so passersby at the park could ask him their personal questions about testicular cancer - its symptoms and detection tips. Here he is, shown on the left, along with the founder of CACTI.Org, Scott Petinga, himself a testicular cancer survivor.
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On hand at the event was NYU Urologist, Dr. Christopher Kelly. He had a privacy booth set up so passersby at the park could ask him their personal questions about testicular cancer – its symptoms and detection tips. Here he is, shown on the left, along with the founder of CACTI.Org, Scott Petinga, himself a testicular cancer survivor.

Raising awareness about this disease is so important…

Peleton instructor and awareness advocate, Chase Tucker, also stopped by, shown here with Scott Petinga and privacy booths set up for consultations.
Chase Tucker / Via CACTi.org

Peleton instructor and awareness advocate, Chase Tucker, also stopped by, shown here with Scott Petinga and privacy booths set up for consultations.

Serving meatballs on Ball Street…

While it's a serious topic, CACTI had a lot of fun with the event, having local restaurant The Meatball Shop donate trays of fresh meatballs to help entice passersby to stop and learn the facts about testicular cancer.
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While it’s a serious topic, CACTI had a lot of fun with the event, having local restaurant The Meatball Shop donate trays of fresh meatballs to help entice passersby to stop and learn the facts about testicular cancer.

Why Ball Street?

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CACTI.org’s founder and managing director, Scott Petinga talks about the event.

Here’s how to conduct a Testicular Cancer self-exam:

My experience on Ball Street taught me that Testicular Cancer is no joke. This is the month to start giving yourself regular self-exams.