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Detecting testicular cancer

Have good nutiquette and know your testicles.

Just like the video says, checking your testicles for lumps, swelling or bumps - anything that shouldn't be there - is easy. Start by finding a safe and relaxed place to feel your testicles. The best time to do it is just after you've had a bath or shower, when the muscles in the scrotum are relaxed. This makes it easier for you to notice any lumps, growths or tenderness.

Pay attention to anything that feels different from the last time you checked. See your doctor if you have:

  • a lump on the testicle
  • a painful testicle
  • a feeling of heaviness or dragging in the lower abdomen or scrotum
  • a dull ache in the lower abdomen and groin
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