Cancer of the Testicle (cont.)
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Testicular Cancer Symptoms and Signs
Family History of testicular cancer
HIV infection: There appears to be a higher risk of testicular cancer in men with HIV infection.
Age: Men between 20 and 35 are most commonly affected. Six percent occur in children. Seven percent occur in men over 55.
History of Testicular Cancer in the Other Testicle
Most testicular cancers are discovered by the man himself when he notices a painless swelling, lump, or pain in a testicle.
Changes in the testicle can be detected early by practicing monthly testicular self-examination. Self-exam is easy to do. Testicular self-examination is key to recognizing testicular cancer early. Males older than 18 years of age should be encouraged to perform monthly inspections of each testicle. Notify your health-care provider about any suspicious finding or concern.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/11/2014
Scott E Eggener, MD
Steven C Campbell, MD, PhD
Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
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