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Testicular cancer: what are the symptoms?

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According to the NHS, Cancer of the testicle is one of the less common cancers and tends to mostly affect men aged between 15 and 49.

What are the symptoms?

  • A painless swelling or lump in one of the testicles, or any change in shape or texture of the testicles
  • an increase in the firmness of a testicle
  • a difference between one testicle and the other
  • a dull ache or sharp pain in your testicles or scrotum, which may come and go
  • a feeling of heaviness in your scrotum

What is the advice from the NHS?

See your GP as soon as possible if you notice a swelling, lump or any other change in one of your testicles.

Most lumps within the scrotum aren't cancerous, but it's important to get checked as soon as possible. Treatment for testicular cancer is much more effective when started early.

– NHS website

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