14:36 06 February 2013
Jeremy Kyle, the English television presenter best known for his daytime show on ITV, recently revealed that he has been waging his own personal war against testicular cancer. Kyle, aged 47, was diagnosed shortly before Christmas after he noticed an unusual lump.
Kyle has hosted The Jeremy Kyle Show on ITV for over seven years, and with the diagnosis and treatment was unable to attend the National Television Awards ceremony, according to reports. His show had been nominated for the best daytime TV show, although This Morning took the prize.
Kyle’s history of speaking about his life and personal issues, such as gambling addiction and obsessive-compulsive disorder, promises to generate awareness and discussion about his recent battle with cancer.
Kyle may have been surprised that he would have to worry about testicular cancer, but thousands of men are diagnosed with some form of testicular cancer in Britain each year.
The number of reported cases has doubled since the mid-1970s. The cause is unknown however, it could be related to increased awareness and diagnosis of the disease in addition to other factors.
Men suffering with testicular cancer have a very good chance of beating the disease. In the event that the cancer is not discovered in the early stages and has moved to other tissue in the body, it does seem to be one of the more treatable forms of cancer.
There are different methods available to treat the forms of testicular cancer, but it is best in each case to notify your physician if you notice anything unusual. It is always best to catch any cancer in its early stages, since it increases the odds of gaining complete recovery and remission.
Committing to regular physician visits is a positive first step in actively caring for health, but reporting anomalies immediately may prove crucial to the success of any treatments which may be necessary. Symptoms to have checked include:
• Lumps, whether painful or not
• Swelling; unusual heaviness
• Dull ache in the scrotum.
Men experiencing these symptoms, regardless of their age, should consult a physician.
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