The stars of Scottish rugby are encouraging men across the country to self-check for testicular cancer.
In line with Testicular Cancer Awareness Month, the players have teamed up with Scottish underwear designer, Bawbags, to encourage a more hands-on approach to checking for symptoms.
Launched in April 2019, a “Check Yer Baws!” guide will be included in every pair of boxers sold by Bawbags.
Scottish rugby stars – including Hamish Watson, Blair Kinghorn, Grant Gilchrist, Stuart McInally and Darcy Graham – gathered at BT Murrayfield to try out the new guide.
It includes pictures and step-by-step instructions to explain how to perform a self-check and what the potential signs of the disease are.
Testicular cancer is one of the most treatable male cancers, with up to 96% of cases being cured early enough.
Tell tale signs to be aware of during self-checks include lumps, swelling, discomfort or pain.
Colin Reid, co-founder of Bawbags, said: “Testicular cancer is the most common cancers in men aged 15 to 49, however all ages can be affected by the disease, so it’s vital to check your baws.
“While most men are probably pretty well acquainted with their equipment, most probably aren’t checking thoroughly for signs of cancer.
“Us men don’t often talk about our health and we can be stubborn or embarrassed about going to the doctors. We’re not replacing doctors, but we hope that by including a discreet self-check guide in every pair of pants we sell, we can get more men to take the time every month to check their baws.”
Download the self-check guide here.
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