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what does testicular cancer feel like?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
A lump: Usually rough-surfaced, seldom very painful, sometimes just an enlarges testis if the cancer is inside. Check yourself when you feel like it, and at least once a month with some serious-minded attention to what's there. If you haven't yet discovered your epididymis, you will and it's not cancer. Any new mass should get seen by your physician.
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 12 years experience
Often, painless mass: The most common symptom of testis cancer is a mass in the testicle that is usually non-tender. Due to the low incidence and high cure rate for testicular cancer there is no standardized screening regimen for this disease. I would recommend that you receive an annual testicular exam by your physician, and of course see your doctor if you notice anything different yourself.
Dr. Ronald Holzman
Mammography, Breast Ultrasound 47 years experience
If there remains a question for you or your doctor, consider a testicular ultrasound, if that does not adequately evaluate and questions remain, consideration may be given to a testicular MRI, pre and post gadolinium
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What do testicular cancer tumors feel like?

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Dr. Jesse Mills
Urology 20 years experience
Hard lump: The testicle should feel uniformly firm, like the tip of your nose. Anything in the testicle that feels harder than the surrounding tissue needs to be evaluated. Occasionally a tumor can grow rapidly and men notice the affected testicle is much larger than its partner. Monthly self exam is critical to early detection.
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How do you check yourself for testicular cancer?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Self exam by: Using the thumb, index, and middle fingers to palpate for lumps, hardness, or swelling of the testicles periodically.However, no evidence that routine screening for testicular cancer through periodic clinical examinations or self-examinations would improve health outcomes. False positive will increase anxiety and unnecessary tests/procedure. Thus, it is not recommended- if you have no symptoms.
A 18-year-old female asked:

How do I know if I have testicular cancer?

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Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Check yourself first: If you are a male between 15- 40 you should always check yourself at least once a month for new hard lumps in your scrotum and attached to your testes. If you feel something unusual go see your doctor to check for sure.
A 38-year-old member asked:

I was wondering what does testicular cancer look & feel like?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Lump: It's a new mass attached to the testis, often with an irregular surface. It's usually not painful.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Please explain what does testicular cancer look & feel like?

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Dr. James Lin
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Ususully no Sx...: Most of testicular cancer are discovered by TSE (testicular self-exam) or incidentally by sexual partner. The only finding is a non-tender hard lump on/in testis of variable size. No pain poses no urgency to seek medical attention leading to delay professional Dx. So, see urologist whenever you may feel/palpate a suspicious nodule in or on testis. Do TSE correctly like women perform self-breast ex

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