Men shrug off loss of a testicle

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Men often appear able to shrug off the loss of a testicle from cancer, according to findings published in the British Medical Journal.

Research by a medical sociologist showed that most men who have had a testicle removed reject counselling, and the men taking part in the Cancer Research Campaign-backed study claimed they retained a sense of wellbeing and self-control.

Clare Moynihan, from the Institute of Cancer Research in Sutton, south- west London, said: "When we assessed the men for anxiety two months into the study it seemed as though those who received counselling were coping better. But at the end of the year it appeared that they were not better off than the control group."