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 Snapshot of Health Disparities in 29203

       Approximately 45,605 people

       83.8% African American

       14.1% White

       0.1% Other

       30% of residents are uninsured

       50% of residents have Medicaid/Medicare

       20% of residents have private insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield)

       30.3% living in poverty: One in three residents live in poverty, twice the poverty rate of SC

       One of the highest amputation rates due to diabetes in the US

       57.1% considered low income

       More that 60% of the population is overweight

       11% 65 + yrs

       Per capital income is almost ½ of Richland Co & 70% of SC

      2010 Inpatient & Emergency Room expenditure: $254 million Total, ER $54 million

      Equals an average of $7,358 per person

      Top Five Non-Emergency ER visits 2010

  §  Pediatric ENT

     ​§  Adult ENT

     §  Asthma

     §  Kidney

      §  Adult Dental


CockyCahonas  GUYS WHO CARE ABOUT OUR BALLS

TESTICULAR & OTHER MALE CANCERS often carry Stigma & Embarrassment.

CockyCahonas wants to Reduce the STIGMA & Embarrassment

Educate guys about the signs and symptoms of Male Cancers

The importance of early detection and

To remind guys to self-check their testicles EVERY month.

HERE ARE THE FACTS

TESTICULAR CANCER is the MOST COMMON cancer in males ages 15-49

410 deaths due to TESTICULAR CANCER in 2017

8,850 new cases of TESTICULAR CANCER so far in 2017

HERE'S THE PLAN

Gauge Student Knowledge of MALE CANCERS

Educate on  MALE CANCERS SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

Eliminate the stigma and embarrassment around MALE CANCERS

Increase Awareness through Campus Partnerships, Events & Programs

Activate Guys to do Monthly Self-Checks & Follow-up Quickly

We invite YOU to join the CockyCahonas Core Leadership Team

YOU can be a Leader in the campaign to save lives

and protect guys’ greatest assets.

Would you like to...

Help out with a CockyCahonas event? Raise awareness about testicular cancer?

Raise money for CockyCahonas projects? Volunteer with CockyCahonas!

*Sign up on our website *Email CockyCahonas@gmail.com

*Call 803-740-0900

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What to do if you suspect a testicular abnormality...

If you find a lump on your testicle or you have any other signs of testicular cancer, the best thing to do is to see a doctor right away (preferably a urologist). Testicular lumps do not automatically mean cancer, but only a doctor can make a positive or negative diagnosis. Note: free floating lumps in the scrotum that are not attached to a testicle are NOT testicular cancer. When in doubt- get it checked out!

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Make a pledge to commit to testicular self-checks each month. Self-check email reminders will be sent out monthly!

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