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How do I check myself for testicular tumors?

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Often, you can find a tumor by examining yourself. Here’s how to do it:

While standing, gently but firmly roll each testicle between your thumb and fingers and feel for anything abnormal. If you come across a small, hard lump, any pain, or swelling, check with your doctor.

From: Do I Have Testicular Cancer? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

NIH. National Cancer Institute. “General Information About Testicular Cancer,” “SEER Stat Fact Sheets: Testis Cancer,” “Testicular Cancer Screening.”

National Center for Biotechnology Information, “Glossary Database.”

American Cancer Society, “What Is Testicular Cancer?” “How is testicular cancer diagnosed?”

Urology Care Foundation, “How Do You Do a Testicular Self-Exam?”

National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 11, 2018

SOURCES:

NIH. National Cancer Institute. “General Information About Testicular Cancer,” “SEER Stat Fact Sheets: Testis Cancer,” “Testicular Cancer Screening.”

National Center for Biotechnology Information, “Glossary Database.”

American Cancer Society, “What Is Testicular Cancer?” “How is testicular cancer diagnosed?”

Urology Care Foundation, “How Do You Do a Testicular Self-Exam?”

National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 11, 2018

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