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Why should I do a testicular self-examination (TSE)?

During a testicular self exam, you should look for the following:
  • masses
  • increased pain
  • skin changes
  • redness
  • any irregularities
If you have any concerns, talk to your healthcare provider immediately.
Testicular cancer is treatable and highly curable when detected early. Testicular cancer is the most common cancer among men aged 15-34 and older. By checking your testicles frequently, you will be the first person to notice any changes that may take place. If you have a family history of testicular cancer, you should ask your doctor about starting your monthly self-checks and doctor visits at 15 years or even earlier. Learn how to do your self-checks now at: http://selfchec.org/main/selfchecks/cancers/testicular-cancer/ 

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