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'Movember' a reminder for dudes to go to the doctor

Growing facial hair in November part of spotlight on men’s health awareness — and the lack thereof

Nov. 28, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Many men loathe going to the doctor — often to their detriment — but the global organization Movember is trying to change that by encouraging men to grow mustaches (or “mo’s”) during November to raise awareness and funds for men’s health research. Fred Hutch's Dr. Pete Nelson weighs in.

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Chef Dan Barber is a man on a mission

Cancer led him to the kitchen. Now he aims to save the rest of us — and the planet too

May 11, 2016 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Chef Dan Barber is a man on a mission, and his mission is to change how we eat for our own health and for the health of the planet, which he sees as intertwined. it was after surviving testicular cancer at 24 that Barber decided to become, ­as he puts it, ­a cook. He was driven in part by questions many cancer patients ask: What caused his cells to go rogue? Was diet involved? Could he keep it from happening again?

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What's your cancer color?

There’s a cascade of cancer-awareness colors, but how do they get decided and do they divide or unite?

Dec. 10, 2015 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

There are nearly 30 colors for different types of cancer. Many people wear their cancer colors proudly, but others fear the many colors represent unneeded divisions.

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Testicular cancer rate on rise in young Hispanic Americans, new study shows

Rate increased nearly 60 percent between 1992 and 2010

July 14, 2014 | By Joely Johnson Mork

Rates increased nearly 60 percent between 1992 and 2010, a new study found.

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Survivors mark milestones with cancerversaries

Tattoos, feats of strength and fundraising are some of the ways patients observe significant dates

April 14, 2014 | By Diane Mapes

Some run marathons, sponsor fundraisers or spend the day in prayer. Others purchase plaques, throw toney soirees or travel to meaningful locales to mark their “cancerversaries,” those key dates that fall a year (or more) out from diagnosis, surgery and/or the end of treatment.

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Marijuana and testicular cancer (Sidebar)

More details from recent research by Drs. Janet Daling and Stephen Schwartz

March 9, 2009 | By Kristen Woodward

For the study on marijuana use and testicular-cancer risk, Drs. Janet Daling and Stephen Schwartz and colleagues from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center interviewed 369 Seattle-Puget Sound-area men, ages 18 to 44, who had been diagnosed with testicular cancer about their history of marijuana use. For comparison purposes they also assessed marijuana use among 979 randomly selected age- and geography-matched healthy controls.

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