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Testicular Cancer How To Test Yourself

Updated on February 7, 2012

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Dont die of embarassment

A close friend of mine is in remission from tecticular cancer and knowing that I write on hubpages asked me if I could write a hub outlining the dangers of this cancer.

A little embarassment could save your life don't be embarrased to see your doctor with any of the symptoms below testicular cancer kills if not treated early enough.

Testicular Cancer

2,000 cases of testicular cancer are diagnosed in the UK every year 7500 a year in the USA.

Testicular cancer causes around 90 deaths in the UK and 360 in the USA each year.

The low mortality rate is due to early diagnosis.

possible signs that you may have testicular cancer

A lump in your scrotum

a lump in your testicle which is often painless.

and very rarely testicle pain,

although these can be signs of something less sinister,if you have any of the signs you should visit your doctor as soon as possible.

check your scrotum regularly that way you will notice any changes straight awayself test or you could ask your partner to help and make it fun.

Take a warm bath. This is the best way to relax both you and your scrotum.

No one knows your testicles better than you do. Maybe one's a little larger or hangs a little lower; these are normal differences. So, while in the tub, continue to take notice of the weight, shape and coloration of each testicle and report any noticeable changes to your doc. While testicular cancer is not necessarily reflected in changes in scrotal skin, a change in color could be a warning sign for something else, so it's a good idea to mention any differences to your physician.

Place your right leg on an elevated surface, like your sink or toilet, giving yourself clear and easy access to your scrotum.

If you're right-handed, then place your left hand under your right testicle, lightly supporting it. Next, using your right hand, gently roll that testicle between the thumb and index finger, feeling for anything unusual. It should feel smooth and firm, but not hard. There should not be any bumps or lumps. Repeat for the left testicle, elevating your left leg instead.

Keep in mind that the above steps are general guidelines for the TSE put forth by the National Cancer Institute and physicians, and they may be adapted on an individual basis. For instance, heavier guys may find it easier to do the procedure laying on their backs or sitting down "Indian style." You should feel free to change to procedure as you see fit, so long as you're able to thoroughly inspect the contours of each testicle with your hand.

What to look for

Hard lumps. Rock-hard lumps on the testicles can vary in size from a pea to a golf ball. These abnormal lumps will often feel as hard as bone and will almost always be present on only one testicle.

Tenderness or general discomfort. A tender testis is rarely a sign of cancer, but anytime your testicles hurt without being bumped, it's a good idea to have them checked out by a doctor. Cancer-related testicular pain is usually associated with some bleeding, but an overly sensitive testicle could also suggest an inguinal hernia or epididymitis, an infection of the sperm-storing tube attached to the testicle. Either problem is treatable by a physician.

Hardness in the entire testicle. This is usually the result of a hydrocele, a cystic mass in the testicle. A leaky hernia, prior trauma or infection could cause one of these fluid-filled sacs to show up where you'd like it the least, but fear not: Hydroceles are easily treatable, too.

Discharge from the penis. Though rarely an indication of cancer, a non-ejaculatory discharge from the penis during TSE could suggest a sexually transmitted disease (STD), in which case you should consult a physician-not to mention your lover.

If you find any of the above consult your doctor a.s.a.p don't be embarrased your doctor sees these things every day and it might just save your life.....jimmy

Thankyou livelonger for finding the video for this hub


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    • Ardot profile image


      6 years ago from Canada

      Thank You for this hub, I especially like your opening title of the first paragraph, "don't die of embarassment" It gives a very strong message. Voted up!

    • pjdscott profile image


      10 years ago from Durham, UK

      A very important message and well written and presented thanks, and thumbs up.

    • jimmythejock profile imageAUTHOR

      James Paterson 

      10 years ago from Scotland

      Just A note to remind you all to test regularly for lumps, it could save your life.....jimmy


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