---April is testicular cancer awareness month. American Cancer Society data states about one in every 270 men will be diagnosed with testicular cancer, a highly treatable condition when detected early. About 8,480 new cases were diagnosed in 2010, while there were roughly 350 associated deaths.
The Check Yo Nutz campaign began as a student project for a graduate communication course, but it became an effective campus cause now being handled by Canisius College undergrads. It has been introduced to several high schools in the Western New York area.
Among the notable testicular cancer survivors are champion bicyclist Lance Armstrong; ice skater Scott Hamilton; baseball players John Kruk, Mike Lowell and Scott Schoeneweis; Toronto Maple Leafs forward Phil Kessel; and former New York Jets punter Louis Aguiar.
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