Testicular cancer

13:06 07 June in Cancer, Men’s Health

Spot the warning signs


If you are between the ages of 18 and 45, self-examination for a lump in your testis should be part of your weekly routine. An annual PSA screening and prostate examination is advised if you are between the ages of 45 and 75, and from 40 if you have a family history of prostate cancer.


Look out for the following symptoms:

  • A lump or enlargement in your testicle/s.
  • A heavy feeling in your scrotum.
  • A dull ache in your abdomen or groin.
  • A sudden collection of fluid in your scrotum.
  • Pain or discomfort in your testicle/s or scrotum.
  • Tender breasts.
  • An enlargement of your breasts.
  • Back pain.


Surgeries such as the removal of a testis for cancer can be performed at Somerset Surgery. If you spot one or more of the warning signs, please do not hesitate to contact your doctor or one of the specialists in our network