Bradley Students Push for Awareness on Touchy Subject

By WEEK Producer

Bradley Students Push for Awareness on Touchy Subject

April 24, 2014 Updated Apr 24, 2014 at 10:51 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Attention all men, there is now an awareness campaign pointed directly at you.

Students at Bradley University have partnered with the American Cancer Society and the Peoria Chiefs for a campaign to raise awareness for testicular cancer.

While the disease is just as dangerous as any other cancer, the testicular variety is often something most men would rather not talk about.

This campaign is looking to change that.

"There are a lot of campaigns out there for other cancers and testicular cancer is one of those cancers that is overlooked there are campaigns out there for breast cancer and prostate cancer we rarely hear about testicular cancer," said Bradley Student Charisse Barnachea.

Participants are asked to take a pledge to perform monthly self examinations or to encourage a loved one to do so.

The campaign is primarily targeted towards men between the ages of 15 and 35 which is the age bracket with the highest risk for this particular form of cancer.