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Testicular cancer survivor shares story, starts organization to spread awareness

Testicular cancer survivor shares story, starts organization to spread awareness

Jason Greenspan was diagnosed with testicular cancer when he was just 18 and still in high school. Now he's sharing his story to help others.

"My life kind of flashed before my eyes. I had never even heard of testicular cancer before," said Greenspan.

He says going through cancer as a teenager was hard and terrifying.

"I was just sitting on the couch and had an itch and felt something hard something I didn't remember feeling before and went to the doctor and he said I had cancer," said Greenspan.

Jason had surgery, nine weeks of chemotherapy, and he's been in remission ever since.

Shortly after he was diagnosed he started a fundraising organization, Stamp Out Cancer, to reduce the stigma and get people talking.

He told CBS 21, "I think men don't necessarily think about their health that much or talk about that much and it's really important cause men are embarrassed about it and there's really no reason to be."

He also passes out brochures and sells squished pennies all in an effort to remind men to get checked regularly.

"It can save your life if you do a testicular self exam," said Greenspan.

April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month.

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