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Testicular Self-Examination

The testicular self-exam (TSE) is a way for males to check their own testicles to make sure there are no unusual lumps or bumps.  Unusual lumps or bumps may be the first sign of testicular cancer.   

Although testicular cancer is rare, it is most common between the ages of 15 and 35. If it is found early, treatment is usually very successful. Males should be consistent and do a monthly exam, so that they will be more likely to notice changes in the size, shape, or firmness of the testicles.

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Signs and Symptoms of Testicular Cancer

Examination of Testicles

How to Perform the Exam


Last Updated: 12/2013