Check for Testicular Cancer

Testicular cancer is one of the most common types of tumour found in men under the age of 40. It occurs mostly in men between 15 and 34, so it’s important to learn how to check for the signs from a young age. Many shirk the task, thinking that it will never happen to them – it’s always a friend of a friend, never you. But this deadly disease could strike anyone, even you: ignorance will not protect you from this killer.

We don’t mean to be all doom and gloom; testicular cancer is almost 100% curable if you manage to catch it and treat it in the early stages. This is why we urge all men to carry out regular checks on themselves, which are simple and don’t take long. Aim to do it at least once a month; you could do it in the shower, or while you’re getting ready for bed.

Testicular cancer most commonly occurs in the sperm producing cells found in the testes, though the cause of the disease is still unknown. If you do find a lump when carrying out a self examination, don’t panic; usually, lumps found are not cancerous. Just get it checked out as a precaution.

To carry out a check on yourself, you will need to feel your testicles for any sign of a lump. In a warm bath is good so that your skin is relaxed, and your hand will glide smoothly over your skin allowing you to concentrate on what’s underneath. Roll each testicle gently between your thumb and finger, checking for any swelling or painful areas. If you detect anything unusual, consult your doctor immediately.

Some men are at higher risk of developing testicular cancer than others, so it might be a good idea to have a look at this check list to see if anything applies to you.

Are you a white male aged between 15 and 40? White men are four times more likely to develop this form of cancer than black men. Do you have testicular cancer in your family history? If you do, this could increase your chances. Were your testicles late descended (in other words, how late did your balls drop)? If it was later than usual, you could be at higher risk.

Our Euston Square escorts understand the importance of carrying out health checks, and they regularly check for lumps to ensure they haven’t developed breast cancer. This can just be a part of your routine, without changing or interrupting your life at all. Just remember – it’s always better to be safe than sorry!