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Checking for testicular cancer

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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 333356or ask in school to find out more.

For more information and advice around testicular cancer in young men, visit the Teenage Cancer Trust.

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