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 on 07507 333356, or ask in school. To find out more go to our ChatHealth page
For more information and advice around testicular cancer in young men, visit the Teenage Cancer Trust.