The Vivienne teams up with Movember for testicular cancer awareness campaign

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK winner The Vivienne urges people with testicles to check them regularly for bumps, bumps or anything unusual.

The Queen of Drag has teamed up with KP and Movember, who launched their month-long fundraiser this week, to remind the nation – if you have testicles, you need to check them out regularly.

Movember is an annual November campaign by the charity that aims to raise awareness of male mental health issues and suicide prevention, and testicular and prostate cancer.

In the UK, a third (33 percent) of people with testicles do not check for lumps and bumps themselves once a month, and nine percent said they had never checked them.

In the UK, around 2,300 men develop testicular cancer each year. The number of diagnosed testicular cancer cases has roughly doubled since the mid-1970s.

Vivienne used her social media pages to share a video of her surprising footballers in a locker room everything to raise awareness of testicular cancer this Movember.

The videos show The Vivienne bursting into a footballing dressing room to her shock and telling them it’s time to check their nuts for signs of anything unusual. And since bathing or showering is the best place to do it, she sends them to be checked.

The Vivienne later grabs a pack of KP to demonstrate how easy it is to check for the unusual by using a nut to demonstrate the recommended method for checking the testicles. It’s so easy to roll a nut between your thumb and fingers to check for lumps, swelling, or pain. Then just repeat with the other nut, and if something is wrong – see the doctor.

Commenting on the campaign, The Vivienne said, “Although it is such a serious disease, testicular cancer can be easily detected through self-examination and if detected early has a 95 percent survival rate.

Cancer doesn’t discriminate. No matter who you are or how you identify yourself, it is absolutely vital that when you have nuts you check them out regularly. It doesn’t matter if you drop them or just stick them in, check them out they just love them! It was such a fun day raising awareness for such an important thing with KP and Movember. “

“In most cases, the outcome is positive for people with testicular cancer,” said Sam Gledhill, Movember’s global director of testicular cancer.

“However, early detection is the key. If you have any concerns or see any changes, do not panic but see a doctor and talk to him about it. “

Vivienne urges people to donate to Movember and hopes to get the message across that no matter who you are, you should check testicles.

To donate, visit https://uk.movember.com/mospace/14590783.

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