Facts & Figures 

  • 2,400 men are diagnosed with testicular cancer every year in the UK – that’s more than 6 per day

  • Testicular cancer is 98% curable if detected early – meaning men surviving 10 years or more

  • Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in men aged 15-45 – with the highest incidence in men aged 30-34

  • Testicular cancer is on the rise – incidence rates have increased by more than a quarter since the early 1990’s

 How to Check 

  1. Step One: Check one testicle at a time using both hands (after a hot bath or shower)

  2. Step Two: Firmly but gently roll your testicle between your thumb and fingers (don’t squeeze too hard!)

  3. Step Three: Get to know your Epididymis (your sperm cord – which can be rather tender)

  4. Step Four: Feel for the signs & symptoms of testicular cancer – or anything not normal for you (it’s normal for one to be bigger)

  5. Repeat every month

 Signs & Symptoms 

  • Lump

  • Pain

  • Hardness

  • Swelling

  • Heaviness

If you have any of the symptoms of testicular cancer, or have discovered anything not normal for you – then you must visit a medical professional. Don’t let embarrassment kill you, don’t be afraid to talk bollocks

 Risk Factors 

  • Family history – if your brother or father had testicular cancer you are 4-8 times more likely to develop it

  • Previous testicular cancer – if you have previously been diagnosed with testicular cancer you are 12-18 times more likely to develop cancer in the remaining testicle (it’s important to attend follow-up appointments)

  • Undescended testicles (cryptorchidism) – the risk is greater in men where the condition isn’t corrected, or who haven’t had the surgery by age 11-13