Everyman Campaign

Testicular cancer primarily affects younger men and is the most common form of cancer in men aged between 15 and 44 but is still quite rare, with only around 2,000 new cases a year in the UK.

Thanks to advances made at the Everyman Centre, testicular
cancer is, with treatment, 97% curable. And that figure rises
to 99% curable if it's caught in the early stages.

Testicular cancer develops from within the cells in the testes
and usually presents itself as a lump in the testicle. Regular
self-examination will help you become more aware of the
normal feel and size of your testicles so that any abnormalities
can be spotted early.

Symptoms include:
• A lump in either testicle
• Any enlargement of the testicle
• A feeling of heaviness in the scrotum
• A dull ache in the abdomen or groin
• A sudden collection of fluid in the scrotum
• Growth or tenderness of the upper chest

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If you do have any of these symptoms, don't just wait and hope that they disappear - go and get checked out by your doctor. Most lumps are not cancerous but the earlier you find out, the earlier you can get any necessary treatment.

And remember - if caught early, testicular cancer is 99% curable.

Everyman Helpline 0800 731 9468 or email everyman@icr.ac.uk  or visit www.everyman-ampaign.org  

Cancer Backup Helpline 0808 800 1234 (9am-8pm, Mon-Fri) or visitwww.cancerbackup.org.uk