Men Who Fail to Do Testicular Self-Exam (TSE) Risk Dying
August 02, 2008
Testicular cancer is of particular concern for young men as it is the most common type of cancer in men ages 15 to 35. It is less common in middle-aged and older men.
But because it accounts for only about 1 percent of all cancers in men, many people have never heard of this type of cancer.
The most common symptom of testicular cancer is a small, painless lump in a testicle or a slightly enlarged testicle. It is important for men to become familiar with the size and feeling of their normal testicles, so that they can detect changes if they occur.
Other possible symptoms include a feeling of heaviness in the ***, a dull ache in the lower stomach or groin, a change in the way a testicle feels, or a sudden accumulation of blood or fluid in the ***.
A simple procedure called testicular self-exam (TSE) can increase your chances of finding a tumor early.
Men should perform TSE once a month, after a warm bath or shower. The heat causes the scrotal skin to relax, making it easier to find anything unusual. TSE is simple and only takes a few minutes.