Symptoms of Testicular Cancer
by Michael Jubinville, MPH
Testicular cancer symptoms may not be noticed at first. If you notice them, don't think it's because of cancer. Other, less serious health problems may be causing them, such as an infection. But you still need to talk about them with your doctor. Finding and treating the cause early will make your chances for a cure better.
The most common is a painless lump or mass in either testicle. This can be with or without swelling. You may also have:
As cancer spreads, it may cause other problems such as:
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Signs and symptoms of testicular cancer. American Cancer Society website. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/testicular-cancer/detection-diagnosis-staging/signs-and-symptoms.html. Accessed October 1, 2020.
Testicular cancer. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T907377/Testicular-cancer. Accessed October 1, 2020.
What are the symptoms of testicular cancer? Urology Care Foundation website. Available at: https://www.urologyhealth.org/urologic-conditions/testicular-cancer/symptoms. Accessed October 1, 2020.
Last reviewed September 2020 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Mohei Abouzied, MD, FACP
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