Test on the 10th
“Test on the 10th” is Pi Kappa Phi’s campaign to promote awareness of testicular cancer. Designed to foster proactive behavior among our members, “Test on the 10th” educates members about the disease, encourages members to perform monthly self-examinations on the 10th of each month and inspires members to spread awareness about testicular cancer.
In 2019, more than 9,500 men will be diagnosed with testicular cancer, of which 86 percent of those cases will occur between the ages of 20 and 55. Overall, 1 out of every 250 men will develop testicular cancer at some point in their lifetime, with the average age of diagnosis at 33.
Fortunately, when detected early testicular cancer is highly treatable. When treated before cancer spreads beyond the testicles, the survival rate is 99%, with only 1 death in 5,000 cases.
Monthly self-examinations are the best way of detecting testicular cancer early. Even with its high treatability, nearly one-third of men with testicular cancer don’t seek treatment until cancer has spread.
Encouraging others to test early and test often can help prevent nearly 400 deaths each year. Encourage your brothers to perform a self-evaluation the tenth of each month and help us spread awareness for an easily treatable disease. For more information about “Test on the 10th”, contact Director of Member Development Patrick Lucitt.