Testicular cancer

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Symptoms of testicular cancer

Testicular cancer may not cause any signs or symptoms in its early stages. Signs and symptoms often appear as the tumour grows and causes changes in the body. Other health conditions can cause the same symptoms as testicular cancer.

See your doctor if you have these signs or symptoms:

  • painless lump in the testicle
  • swelling so the testicle is larger than usual
  • pain or dull ache in the testicle or scrotum
  • feeling of heaviness in the scrotum or abdomen
  • buildup of fluid in the scrotum
  • pain in the back or abdomen
  • breast soreness or growth (called gynecomastia)
  • enlarged lymph nodes in the neck
  • trouble breathing or shortness of breath
  • cough, sometimes with blood (called hemoptysis)
  • chest pain
  • trouble swallowing
  • swelling in the chest
  • buildup of fluid around the lungs (called pleural effusion)
  • weight loss
  • signs of puberty in boys, such as the voice getting deeper or growth of facial and body hair, at an earlier age than expected
  • infertility
  • headaches

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