Orchid Awareness Ribbon Meaning for Testicular Cancer and Gifts

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The orchid awareness ribbon color means support for testicular cancer.  The word “orchid” is a derivative of “orchis”, the ancient Greek word for testicle and is why the color was selected for the cancer awareness.

An alternate (less frequently used) awareness ribbon color of royal blue is used for testicular cancer since it was considered to be more masculine than the soft purple or violet color of “orchid”.

With either color, the main purpose is for supporting testicular cancer awareness.

April is considered the awareness month for testicular cancer with an awareness week that starts on April 1st.

OVERVIEW
The testicles are two glands inside the scrotum (a sac of loose skin below the penis). The testicles make sperm and the hormone testosterone.

Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in men 15-34 years of age. The two main types of testicular tumors are seminoma and nonseminoma. Nonseminomas tend to grow and spread more quickly than seminomas.

The most common sign of testicular cancer is a lump or swelling in the testicle. Most testicular cancers can be cured, even if they are diagnosed at an advanced stage.

Treatment for testicular cancer can cause infertility by decreasing the amount of sperm made by the body. Men who want to have children may want to use sperm banking to store sperm before they begin treatment.

Learn more at the NIH Cancer website: https://www.cancer.gov/types/testicular

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