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Signs and Symptoms
Most patients with testicular cancer have a painless, solid mass or swelling of the testis. Only 10% of testicular exams present with pain. Some other signs and symptoms of testicular cancer are:
If any of these are present in you or a loved one, contact your doctor immediately for more information.
Most men with testicular cancer have no known risk factors. It is important to be aware of any changes in the shape, size, or consistency of the testicles. In order to keep track of this, you should perform a monthly testicular self-exam. To perform this exam:
Who should be screened more regularly because of increased risk?
Aside from performing self-exams, it is important to see your physician regularly. Individuals who have a family or personal history of testicular cancer should be regularly examined by their medical providers, especially if there have been any recent findings during a self-exam.
Last Reviewed: May 12, 2015
Associate Professor of Urology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University