Mens Health

Testicular cancer is 1 of the less common cancers, and tends to mostly affect men between 15 and 49 years of age.

In the UK every year around 2,200 men are diagnosed with testicular cancer2 The earlier its caught the better the outcome and chance of being cured . Thats why its important to know what to look out for and how to check.

Typical symptoms are a painless swelling or lump in 1 of the testes, or any change in shape or texture of the testicles.

The testicles should feel smooth, without any lumps or bumps, and firm but not hard. You may feel a soft tube at the back of each testicle, which is called the epididymis.

How to self-examine your testicles

  1. Try to examine your testicles every month
  2. A good time to do so is when having a warm shower or bath
  3. Examine one testicle at a time
  4. Put your thumb on one side of the testicle and your fingers on the other
  5. Gently, with light pressure, run your fingers over and around the whole testicle, checking for any lumps or bumps, pain or swellings

It’s important to be aware of what feels normal for you. Get to know your body and see a GP if you notice any changes.

If you’re concerned about fertility or testosterone levels, take a look at one of our fertility or testosterone home blood test kits. All results of home blood test kits come with clinicians comments.

The information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Seek the advice of a doctor with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never delay seeking or disregard professional medical advice because of something you have read here.