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A Guide to Self-Checks for Testicular Cancer


The words “testicular cancer” are sure to strike fear in the hearts of men across the world. While it’s a fairly rare form of cancer overall, it’s the most common cancer among men between 15 and 30 years old and will affect about 1 in 250 males in their lifetime. The last few decades have seen the number of diagnoses steadily increase in the western hemisphere.

Men are very likely to survive if they’ve been diagnosed. Overall, the five-year survival rate (the proportion of patients who live longer than five years after diagnosis) for all forms of testicular cancer is at 95%, and only gets better every year as cancer-fighting methods improve.

Yet, like almost every other form of cancer, testicular cancer can spread to other parts of your body, and, once it spreads, it becomes much harder to fight and much harder to keep in remission. That’s why early diagnosis is so vital in treating cancer and preventing the chance of spreading.

You can play your own part in detecting testicular cancer early. Self-checks are quick and easy and a good way to learn what your body feels like. So, when something doesn’t feel right, you’ll always be the first to know.

Not sure how to get started? We’ll walk you through the symptoms and steps of a self-check with this convenient infographic.

Testicular Cancer Self-Check Guide Infographic

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