Testicular cancer awareness
Men should regularly check their testicles for any abnormal changes. It is important to find such changes as early as possible so that any masses don’t develop into later stage cancers. Most testicular cancer cases are found in those in the 20-45 year age group. Obviously, it is better to do this to yourself rather than having a partner do it as it will allow you to better familiarise yourself with your testicles making it easier to find changes. Things to look out for are:
- swelling of the scrotum, possibly also pain
- lumps on the testicle or feeling of heaviness or discomfort.
If you notice any of these changes you should see your GP. They will be able to provide reassurance or, if needed, direct you to a relevant specialist.