Testicular Cancer 

#TalkingBollocks

Signs & Symptoms of Testicular Cancer

LUMP

HARDNESS

SWELLING

PAIN

HEAVINESS

 visiting your doctor 

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.

 KEY 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

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How to check your balls

The best time to check your balls is during, or just after, a hot bath or shower. This is when the balls are relaxed, making it much easier to check!

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Check one testicle at a time using both hands (after a hot bath or shower)

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Firmly but gently roll your testicle between your thumb and fingers (don’t squeeze too hard!)

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2.

3.

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Get to know your Epididymis (your sperm cord – which can be rather tender)

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

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4.

 REPEAT ONCE A MONTH

98% curable

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

2,400 men

Are diagnosed with testicular cancer every year in the UK – that’s more than 6 per day

On the rise

Incidence rates have increased by more than a quarter since the early 1990's

common

Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in men aged 15-45 - with the highest rates in men ages 30-34

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