Testicular Cancer is the most common cancer in men ages 15-35 according to the Mayo Clinic. It is a disease that develops in the testicles, a part of the male reproductive system, causing a lump to be present when touched. According to medical research, a percentage of men who have testicular cancer will experience no symptoms. It is often found during medical testing for other conditions, such as infertility.
If you find any lump or firm part of the testicle, you should see a doctor immediately to find out if it is a tumor. Very few men who have testicular cancer felt pain at first. Click here to learn more.
As a man reaches puberty, it is important to conduct a monthly testicular self-exam. See the image below on how to do the self-exam (source: Testicular Cancer Wellness Foundation).
During your routine exam each year, it is important to ask your doctor to perform an exam as well.