What is testicular cancer?
Testicular cancer is the most common form of cancer in men 15 to 34 years old. The National Cancer Institute advises men to begin monthly testicular self-examination at an early age, usually 15 to 34 years of age, to check both testicles for changes in size, shape or consistency. Any abnormalities should be reported to your physician. Physicians should perform a more detailed examination every one to two years. Testicular cancer is highly treatable, even when cancer has spread beyond the testicle.
What are the symptoms?
- Swelling and hardening of a testicle
- Change in the testicle’s shape or size
- Dull ache in the abdomen or groin