Screening for Testicular Cancer
by Michael Jubinville, MPH
The purpose of screening is to find and treat diseases early. They are given to people who may be at high risk but who don’t have problems.
There are no standard tests for testicular cancer screening. If you're aged 20 years and older, your testicles should be checked during a routine physical exam. If you're at high risk, your doctor may have you do self-exams once a month. This way, you can keep track of any changes. If you have any changes or you notice a lump or swelling, call your doctor right away.
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Last reviewed September 2020 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Mohei Abouzied, MD, FACP
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