Testicular Cancer is the most common cancer in young men aged 15-35. It is highly curable when detected early. However, about half of men with testicular cancer do not seek treatment until the cancer has spread beyond the testicles to other locations in the body. In most cases early stages of testicular cancer present themselves in a completely painless manner.
The best thing you can do? Check your balls once a month!
- Have a bath or a shower
- Check each ball separately
- Feel the weight of each ball in your hand
- Gently roll each ball between your fingers to make sure the surface is free of lumps and bumps
If you find any of the following see your GPimmediately
- Increase in size
- A lump
If in doubt – get it checked out. Remember, most lumps are harmless.