Check for Testicular Cancer

How well do you know your body? It’s important to be familiar with how your testicles usually feel so that you’ll be aware of any changes in them. Checking them out should be part of your regular routine to make sure that absolutely nothing gets missed.

There are a lot of conditions affecting the testicles that aren’t serious, so try not to panic or stress yourself out; that won’t help anybody. There’s no need to obsess over your testicles or check them constantly; just be aware and sensible about it. Even if you find a lump, it could be a much less serious condition than the big C.

Certain signs you should look out for are a lump in one of your testicles, tenderness or pain in either one or both, discharge from your penis, blood in your sperm when you ejaculate, a heavy feeling in your scrotum or a noticeable increase in size of one of your testicles. If you have any of these symptoms, it’s wise to visit your doctor, just to be safe.

The optimum way to carry out a self examination is to check your testicles when you’re in a warm shower or bath. This softens the skin of your scrotum, making it easier for you to feel any changes. Remember that it’s totally normal for one of your testicles to hang lower than the other, or for them to be slightly different sizes. Cradle them in the palm of one hand to feel the difference between them. Gently roll each testicle between your thumb and forefinger to test them; check for any lumps or swellings.

The only part that should feel naturally bumpy and not smooth is the epididymis; this is the duct that carries sperm to your penis. It runs along the top and back of your testicle.

Currently, testicular cancer only accounts for 1% of all cancers that affect men, however, it remains the biggest cause of cancer related deaths in males between the ages of 15 and 35. Around 1 in 400 men in the United Kingdom develop this disease – triple the amount that it was 25 years ago. Unfortunately, numbers are still on the rise.

Some men ask their wives or partners to check their testicles for them; London escorts are familiar with this routine and other women should also be aware of their partner’s health.