Marc Maron Raises Awareness
for Testicular Cancer
LOS ANGELES – Recently on a live episode of WTF, one of the most popular podcasts in the country, comedian and satirical commentator Marc Maron informed his listeners about the self-exam for testicular cancer and about ManExam.org, a web site that promotes the self-exam, or “man exam.”
Maron read a letter from the web site’s organization, ManExam Coalition for Testicular Cancer Awareness. The letter questioned the National Football League’s focus on breast cancer awareness and its absence of testicular cancer awareness. "Running a testicular cancer ad on an NFL game could possibly save the lives of hundreds of men," Maron read. "After all, early detection through a testicular self-exam can help ensure survival, but most men don't even know there is a self-exam."
After reading the letter, Maron went over the list of symptoms for testicular cancer and then walked his audience, step by step, through the self-exam. “I’m really doing this for a public service,” Maron told the crowd. After he finished reading the steps, he said that if everything was good they should celebrate another day without testicular cancer.
Later in the broadcast, Maron further discussed the letter from ManExam. “He’s speaking from the balls,” said Maron. “His point was that cancer is bad, but we get it in our pants too. It’s not all about the boobs.”
David Coleman, President of ManExam, said the organization was extremely thankful for Maron’s willingness to help spread their message. “We always ask people to tell two friends. Marc Maron told 200,000 of his friends.” Coleman also said Maron’s endorsement would be a credible one. “Marc Maron is known for his honesty, his integrity, and his ability to use comedy to make valid points about society and culture,” said Coleman. “His fans really respect him.”
Coleman added that there was an enormous spike in traffic to the organization’s web site after the broadcast aired, proving that men wanted to learn more about the self-exam. “This was no small event,” said Coleman. “Mr. Maron probably saved a few lives that day.”