Halifax Man Has Third Testicular Exam of the Week
| Jeremy Lafarge eagerly
anticipates yet another testicle exam
As a means of protecting himself against testicular cancer, 21-year-old
Halifax resident Jeremy Lafarge has been undergoing rigorous testicle
examinations three to four times a week.
Despite the constraints on his time, Lafarge heads to the downtown
Halifax clinic of noted testicular specialist Dr. Jennifer Barthez
"pretty well every other day," in his own estimation.
"After (Canadian comedian) Tom Green got it a couple of years
ago, it really threw a scare into me. It's guys in my age group
who are most at risk, so I figure I really should get it checked
out by a medical professional on a regular basis," said Lafarge,
a grocery store stockperson.
"From what Dr. Barthez told me, it's the type of thing that
can creep up on you real quick. Sure, I might not have it on Monday,
but by Wednesday, there might be a lump there that could warrant
further investigation. Gotta nip it in the bud, man."
Added Lafarge: "I only trust her hands for finding those lumps,
which can be very small and difficult to detect. Her hands are so.....sensitive
Lafarge is so adamant and vociferous about regular testicular check-ups,
he has also convinced his circle of friends to join him in his regular
trips to Dr. Barthez's clinic.
| Dr. Jennifer Barthez:
Atlantic Canada's foremost testicle specialist
Said Bill Winston, a co-worker of Lafarge's: "Dude, going
down to the clinic is a blast. I was really
.skeptical at first,
but going to see Dr. Barthez is one hell of a way to spend a Friday
"Ya gotta go to the best, and I haven't found any doctor anywhere
better than her," said a giggling Winston.
In fact, Dr. Barthez's office has become quite a hangout for young
men in the Halifax area, with long line-ups of 20-something males
commonplace in the doctor's waiting room, according to the army
of regular visitors to the clinic of the renowned specialist.
In response to criticisms that she is focusing exclusively on testicular
examinations at the expense of other patients with more pressing
needs, Dr. Barthez became somewhat defensive, if not agitated:
"Testicular cancer is an epidemic. But it is highly treatable
if detected early. I am proud to buy peace of mind for these young,
attractive males. I consider myself the guardian of the well-being
of their testicles."
Added Dr. Barthez: "I did not become a doctor so I could while
away my days poking and prodding old, wrinkled, disgusting people
with who knows what kind of hideous diseases. Gross."
For an authentic Dr. Jennifer Barthez testicular examination, send
a photograph to Dr. Jennifer Barthez, TESTICULAR CLINIC and
other medical stuff, Halifax, Nova Scotia, C2L 5Y8
Posted on July 27th, 2001