Puma has created a very special pair of boots for Sébastien Haller, supporting his mission to raise awareness for testicular cancer. This weekend, he will be wearing a pair of Puma ULTRA Ultimate that share a message to male fans – check your nuts!
In the summer of 2022, Borussia Dortmund, signed Haller to replace Erling Haaland, who left the team to join Manchester City. Haller’s signing was a promising one for Dortmund, as he had just come off of a couple of highly successful seasons with Ajax.
However, just days after signing with Dortmund, the 28-year-old Haller was diagnosed with testicular cancer. This news came as a shock to both Haller and the Dortmund team, who had high hopes for their new signing. Despite the diagnosis, Haller refused to let cancer get the best of him. He underwent two surgeries and endured four rounds of chemotherapy. Through his incredible perseverance, Haller made a triumphant return to soccer in February and capped off his journey with an unforgettable moment – scoring his first competitive goal for Dortmund on International World Cancer Day. It was a seismic moment for both Haller and the football community, as it demonstrated his remarkable resilience and strength in the face of adversity.
Testicular cancer is a type of cancer that commonly affects young men between the ages of 15 to 44. It is important for young men to regularly check themselves for any signs of this disease. The best time to do this is during or after a shower or bath when the scrotum is relaxed. Young men should feel each testicle individually, using both hands to gently roll it between their fingers and thumbs. They should be looking for any lumps, swelling, or changes in size or shape. If any of these symptoms are noticed, it is important to seek medical advice as soon as possible. Early detection is key in treating testicular cancer, so it is important for young men to check themselves regularly and to not hesitate in seeking medical attention if something seems amiss.
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