High survival rate when detected early with 95% of patients with testicular cancer are alive after a five-year period. However, about half of men do not seek treatment until the cancer has spread.
Testicular cancer commonly presents as a small hard lump, with swelling or a change in the consistency of the testicle. Some may also experience dull aching in the testicle or lower abdomen.
These symptoms don’t always mean cancer.
The following noncancerous conditions share these signs
A self exam should be performed atleast once a month. The best time to do a testicular self-exam is during or after a shower, when the skin of the scrotum is relaxed.
Performing a self-exam
If you notice any of these symptoms see a doctor immediately.