The testicular self-exam (TSE) is a way for males to check their own testicles to make sure there are no unusual growths, lumps or bumps.  Unusual growths, 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. Testicular cancer usually affects only one testicle (very rarely does it involve both testicles).  Males should do a self-exam every month so they are more likely to notice changes in the size, shape or firmness of the testicles.