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Raising awareness of testicular cancer.
Raising awareness of testicular cancer.
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Students from Warwickshire College visited a care home in Rugby for a hair-raising stunt.

They helped raise awareness of testicular cancer by shaving off moustaches grown by staff at Overslade House.

Overslade House activities co-ordinator Jo Sawyer said: “We joined up with students for Testicular Cancer Awareness month, which is also known as Movember.

“Jack Kozik, Darren Kessna and Richard Roberts took on the task of growing moustaches to encourage men to be reminded to be vigilant of testicular cancer.”

Students Sam Leighton, Christian Williams, Maria Williams, Bobby Davidson and tutor Nikki Brain then visited the home to get rid of the facial hair.

Testicular cancer mostly affects men aged 15 to 49.

It can develop in one or both testicles.

However, testicular cancer is one of the most treatable and curable cancers.

Treatment depends on the type of testicular cancer (most common are seminomas and nonseminomas), and stage of the tumor.

If detected at an early stage, more than 96 per cent of men that are diagnosed will be cured.

If any man notices changes, then they should contact their doctor.