In the last few years testicular cancer become common health issue. Unfortunately majority people feel embarrassment and avoid any discussion on this topic.
Each man should know the signs and symptoms of this health issue. Medical experts estimated that about 8,720 men in the United States will be diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2016. It is quite shocking that average age of diagnosis is 33 years. In most cases, the first obvious sign of testicular cancer is change in the size or shape of one or both testicles, and usually this change doesn’t cause pain.
Doctors advise that every man, between the age of 15 and 40 should regularly perform a testicular self-examination.
Namely, with this self-check it is possible to detect the cancer in early phase, and it is particularly important for those men who have undecided testicles or family history of testicular cancer.
How to Do the Testicular Cancer Self-Exam: You need to hold your penis out of the way and check one testicle at a time. Remember that you should keep the testicle between your thumbs and fingers of both hands and roll it gently between your fingers to find out if there are any lumps or bumps or changes in the size and the shape of the testicles.