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Testicular Cancer

Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in American males between the ages of 15 and 34. Most testicular tumors are found during an at home self-examination or by accident. One of the first noticeable symptoms is a painless lump on one testicle. The lump is typically pea sized but may be as large as a marble or even an egg. Other symptoms include an enlarged testicle, a feeling of heaviness, an ache in the groin or lower abdomen, or enlargement or tenderness in the breast. If you experience any of these signs or symptoms it is important to see a health professional quickly.

Since most testicular cancer is found during a self exam it is important to do these exams on a monthly basis.

The American Cancer Society recommends following these steps every month:

If you find a lump you can make an appointment at Health Services by calling 580-5550 or by stopping by our office in Tower. For more information on testicular cancer you can contact the office of Health Promotions or visit the Mayo Clinic online.

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