A lot of men have been ignoring this unknown threat. This pertains to the pain they sometimes felt on their testicles. Testicles are part of the male reproductive system. The testicles are responsible in manufacturing the male hormones, including testosterone.
It is also the part of men’s body that produces sperm. If there is an abnormal and uncontrolled growth of cells on the testicle, there’s a possibility that a testicular tumor will grow and if not cured, it will develop and sometimes spread to other parts of your body.
Although testicular cancer only accounts to 1-2% of all cancers in men, it should not be taken for granted. It is commonly diagnosed to middle-aged men starting from 15-35 years old. The main symptoms of testicular cancer includes the feeling of unusual heaviness in the scrotum, a dull ache in the groin or lower abdomen, a sudden collection of fluid in the scrotum and strange pain or discomfort in the testicles.
In case you’ve felt most of these symptoms, it’s better to consult your doctor right away. If you’re uncertain at first, you may try to examine yourself. There’s a simple procedure called testicular self-exam (TSE) that can be done for just a few minutes. Men should perform TSE once a month. After every warm bath or shower, you may examine the area around your scrotum. The heat tends to relax the scrotal skin making it easier to find anything unusual. Through TSE, men can prevent testicular cancer by finding a tumor early.