Testicular cancer is a rare type of cancer, which mostly affects men between the age group of 15 and 40. There are no known risk factors or definite ways to prevent testicular cancer. The following measures increase the chance of early diagnosis of testicular cancer when it is most likely to be curable.
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Do regular testicular self-exams: Many testicular cancers are discovered incidentally by the person concerned. You can help diagnose the condition in the early stages by doing a monthly testicular self-exam. This self-exam is a way to examine the testis to look for signs of cancer in the testicles. Steps to do a self-exam are as follows:
Go for physical exam once a year: Your doctor can examine you for abnormality in the testis such as lump, size or fluid.
Pay attention to your symptoms: Consult a doctor if you have any of the following symptoms: ;
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If you have one or more of these symptoms, it does not mean that you have testicular cancer. Your doctor can evaluate you to diagnose the cause of your symptoms and treat them accordingly.
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