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Screening for Testicular Cancer

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.

Screening Guidelines

There are no standard tests for testicular cancer screening. If you're aged 20 years and older, your testicles should be check 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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Testicular cancer. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at:http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T907377/Testicular-cancer. Updated July 6, 2018. Accessed October 31, 2018.

Testicular cancer. Merck Manual Professional Version. Available at: https://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/genitourinary-disorders/genitourinary-cancer/testicular-cancer. Updated October 2017. Accessed October 31, 2018.

Testicular cancer screening. National Cancer Institute website. Available at: https://www.cancer.gov/types/testicular/patient/testicular-screening-pdq. Updated July 19, 2012. Accessed October 31, 2018.

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Last reviewed September 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Mohei Abouzied, MD, FACP  Last Updated: 10/31/2018