Checking yourself regularly for testicular cancer is important - and you can do this by gently rolling each of your balls between your thumb and fingers to feel for any unusual lumps or bumps.
Other warning signs include:
- one ball growing larger or heavier than the other,
- an ache in your balls, or
- bleeding from your penis.
If you find any lumps, or have any of the other symptoms listed above, it is best to get checked by a doctor who can let you know if you need to be tested for testicular cancer.
You could also speak to a school nurse for support and advice - they offer weekly confidential 'drop-ins' in secondary schools. Send a text to ChatHealth (07507 333356) or ask in school to find out more.
For more information and advice around testicular cancer in young men, visit the Teenage Cancer Trust.