Men's Health: Time to practice our nutiquette

Kevin McCartney
September 02 2013 11:12AM

As lovers of hockey, we can be a bit obtuse about health. Every year we wait to hear the gruesome news of playoff pain heroically endured. Greg Campbell breaks his leg and finishes his shift, we salute him. Don Cherry. As men, well, we don't do much better with our own bodies. But the Canadian Cancer Society is meeting us half-way - teaching us to care for ourselves one testicle at a time.

September is more than the moment memories of last season's beer league glory smash against the reality of this season's beer gut shame. It's also Men's Cancer Health Awareness Month. Humbly at Jets Nation, we throw our support behind the Canadian Cancer Society's 'Nutiquette' campaign and hope you will share the video above far and wide. 

Think it doesn't matter? Think again. 

  • Only 50% of men aged 15-29 have had a medical checkup in the last 12 months 
  • 77% don't know the symptoms of testicular cancer
  • With information, 79% of people said they would start checking at least once a month

So watch, learn, sing-along, and check yourself. Your health is important. Who else is going to get drunk and shout about your epic OT winner in that 10pm Wednesday night game at the old Vimy? Literally no one else will do that.

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Kevin is the Managing Editor of Jets Nation. His work has been featured on Bleacher Report, The Sporting News, and around the Nations Network. An enthusiastic over-analyst, his background and interests are diverse, but you might notice he's obsessed with hockey. Track him down on twitter @kevinmccart or @nhljetsnation
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