Wow! April is here with us and its the month for many celebrations such as easter. But did you know that April is the month for testicular cancer awareness for men? I bet yu should know. What about the testicular cancer awareness and what are the men supposed to know about this type of cancer? This article will give details and facts of TESTICULAR CANCER and how to self examine every month to acertain if you might be having the signs and what to do.
However, it should be noted that it’s normal for one testicle to be slightly larger than the other, and for one to hang lower than the other.
You should also be aware that each normal testicle has a small, coiled tube called the epididymis that can feel like a small bump on the upper or middle outer side of the testis. Normal testicles also contain blood vessels, supporting tissues, and tubes that carry sperm. Some men may confuse these with abnormal lumps at first. If you have any concerns, ask your doctor.
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Signs and symptoms of testicular cancer include:
A lump or enlargement in either testicle
A feeling of heaviness in the scrotum
A dull ache in the abdomen or groin
A sudden collection of fluid in the scrotum
Pain or discomfort in a testicle or the scrotum
Enlargement or tenderness of the breasts
However, it should be noted that Cancer usually affects only one testicle. When detected early, 99% of guys can survive after treatment. As such, early detection is key for every man.
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When to see a doctor
See your doctor if you detect any pain, swelling or lumps in your testicles or groin area, especially if these signs and symptoms last longer than two weeks.
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