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Testicular Cancer Check

Testicular cancer check - Find the beginning of - How to check yourself for lumps or swelling in Your testicles.

Cancer is easiest to treat when they are found early. It is useful to know how Your body normally looks and feels, and this includes Your testicles. This makes it easy for You to see any changes.
Testicular Cancer Check

Testicular Cancer Check: When to check the testicles You

Check Your testicles from time to time. Check them weekly or monthly is not likely to help You find testicular cancer the previous.

A good time to check the testicles is after a warm bath or shower, when the skin of the scrotum is relaxed.

What to look out for

Hold Your scrotum in the palm of Your hand. Use your fingers and thumbs on both hands to examine the testicles.

Size and weight

It is common to have one testicle slightly larger or hang lower than the other. However, a noticeable increase in size or weight in one of the testicles may mean that there is something wrong.

Lump or swelling

Gently feel the testes each individually. It must be smooth without lumps or swelling.

Compare one testicle with the other. It's not unusual to develop cancer in both testicles at the same time.

Tube

You should feel a soft tube at the top and behind the testicle (epididymis). Do not confuse it with a lump of abnormal.

You should also feel firm, smooth tube of spermatic cord, extending from the epididymis.