Testicle Cancer

Testicle cancer is a very common cancer, usually detected in men between the ages of 15 and 34.  While testicle cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer is men, it is not talked about that much because of the embarrassment that unfortunately surrounds the disease.  The good thing about testicular cancer is that if it is detected early, it is very treatable.  Another good thing about testicle cancer is that it can usually be detected pretty easily through self examinations.  Just like it is important for women to give themselves frequent mammograms, it is equally as important for men to give themselves testicular exams to check for testicle cancer. 

There are several signs of testicle cancer that are quite obvious to the average person. One symptom is the sign of a lump or enlarged area of either testicle.  Testicle cancer usually affects only one testicle, but it is important to examine both testes.   

Another symptom of testicle cancer is the feeling of heaviness in the scrotum. This is usually caused by a lump in the testes, but the lump can sometimes not be felt, so the feeling of heaviness is equally important for a man to be aware of. 

Another symptom of testicle cancer is an ache in the lower abdomen or groin area. This pain is usually not sever and is more of an irritant feeling than a shooting pain. 

Another symptom is the sudden collection of fluid in the scrotum.  Fluid is usually produced when an infection or abnormality occurs in the body, so if there is fluid in the scrotum area it is usually a good idea to go to the doctors.

Still another symptom of testicle cancer is an unusual or unwarranted feeling of fatigue or sickness. 

If any of these symptoms occur, it is important to seek medical attention, especially with testicle cancer because it is significantly less dangerous and life threatening the earlier it is detected.

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