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Testicular cancer signs and symptoms

Regular self-examination will help you become more aware of the normal feel and size of your testicles so that any abnormalities can be spotted early on.

  • A lump in either testicle
  • Any enlargement of the testicle
  • A feeling of heaviness in the scrotum
  • A dull ache in the abdomen or groin
  • A sudden collection of fluid in the scrotum
  • Growth or tenderness of the upper chest


If you do have any of these symptoms, don’t just wait and hope that they disappear - go and get checked out by your doctor. Most lumps are not cancerous but the earlier you find out, the earlier you can get any necessary treatment.

And remember – if caught early, testicular cancer is 99 per cent curable.

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