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Archive for Health

I’m a Positive Statistic – Testicular Cancer

It’s 8 years since I was diagnosed with Testicular cancer, survival rates are getting better and early diagnosis is the key. Check yourself!

by Keiron on July 29th, 2013 | Health | No Comments » |

5 Years in the Clear…

It’s taken a few days for me to get my head around this and post it, so I apologise for that! I had my annual Testicular Cancer checkup at the beginning of the week, after 5 years you think they’d get easier (they don’t and neither do me and needles!). Actually it was five-and-a-quarter years but I won’t go into that rant about appointments. I know, I know, it’s unusual for me not to go into a rant, but I have good reason…. I won’t be going back! After 5 years in the clear, I’ve officially been discharged from Oncology!

by Keiron on March 17th, 2011 | Health, Personal Diary | No Comments » |

Rachel Gets Fruity – Time to Check Them Boys!

As someone who has had Testicular Cancer I always advise people to check them… And one of the very first posts I made on this blog a couple of years ago was a video that should motivate all men to check them! Unfortunately the video has moved around a lot, and links have broken etc. But I spotted it today on YouTube so thought I’d repost!

by Keiron on August 2nd, 2009 | Health | 7 Comments » |

Self Examination X-Rated

What! I’m not sure if I find it ridiculous or just plain stupid! YouTube in its infinite wisdom, has decided that the videos I posted last week to my other testicular-cancer.co.uk blog are X-rated! The show Dr Chris Steele, showing you how to examine yourself for breast or testicular-cancer. As someone who has come through testicular cancer, I can’t urge people to check themselves enough (and no that’s not just for the sake of having a good feel!). Here are the videos again:

by Keiron on February 17th, 2007 | Health | No Comments » |

Aconite

A friend asked us about this stuff the other day, not sure how much use they’ll find it, but I’ve posted the stuff here: Homeopathic Medicine: A Survival Tool for the Holidays Students Stress Busters Weleda (UK) Ltd – Anthroposophic & Homoeopathic Medicines and Natural Body Care Aconite / Aconitum napellus / Aconitum / Aconite/ Monkshood / Cuckoo’s Cap/ Friar’s Cap / Soldier’s Cap / Blue Rocket / Jacob’s Chariot / Auld Wife’s Huid Hope it helps someone else too!

by Keiron on August 25th, 2006 | Health | No Comments » |

Testicular Cancer

This is one of the first articles I read when I was diagnosed – found it quite useful… Testicular Cancer is a relatively rare form of cancer. Although testicular cancer accounts for only 1 percent of cancers in men, testicular cancer is the most common cancer in men between the ages of 20 and 34. About 75% of cases of testicular cancer occur in men between 20 and 49. Nevertheless, testicular cancer is one of the most treatable forms of cancer, with cure rates approaching 100% if detected early. Additionally, testicular cancer is more common in white men than black or Asian men. Most testicular cancer cases are found by men themselves when doing a self-examination or by accident. The… Continue reading »

by Keiron on December 9th, 2005 | Health | No Comments » |

Rachel Gets Fruity

Rachel Gets Fruity Rachel still Gets Fruity, but here!

by Keiron on June 30th, 2005 | General, Health | 1 Comment » |