GUYS, IT'S TIME TO TAKE A HOLD OF YOUR TESTICLES, GENTLY DON'T BREAK THE FAMILY JEWELS. ASK ME FOR ASSISTANCE...
THE PRICELESS EGGS THAT COULD MAKE A GENERATION...
Who's at Greatest Risk for Testicular Cancer?
- males between the ages of 15 and 34 years old
- those with an undescended testicle at birth
- those with a family history of testicular cancer or who have had testicular cancer before
- men who are HIV-positive
Symptoms of Testicular Cancer
- a lump or hard nodule in the testicle that may or may not be tender or painful
- enlargement of one testicle
- enlargement of breasts or nipples
- heavy sensation in testicle, scrotum, or groin
How to Do a Testicular Self-Exam
- after a warm shower or bath hold your scrotum and gently roll each testicle between your thumb and first two fingers
- examine your scrotum in the mirror noting any swelling
- be alert for any firm, hard, or fixed lumps or nodules inside or on the testicle
- locate the tube-like structure known as the epididymis; it will feel "bumpy"; this is normal
- in addition to doing a self exam each month, you should ask your doctor to examine your testicles yearly
In the realm of "If it ain't broke, don't fix it", there's been a substantial increase in information about prostate cancer. However, Testicular Cancer is the most common cancer in men ages 12-50, an age when we don't want to admit the possibility of illness. If detected early, it is among the easiest to cure. For men in this age group it is suggested a once-a-month simple self-examination. This can help catch this cancer at its early stage. The most convenient time to examine yourself if while taking a shower or bath.
- Lump on testicle, epididymis or vas
- Enlargement of a testicle
- Heavy sensation in groin area or testicles
- Dull ache in groin or abdomen area