If you find a lump…

LumpIf you find a lump on your testicle, see a doctor immediately. The lump may not be cancer, but if it is, the chances are very good that it can be treated. Testicular cancer has a 99% survival rate, but it is extremely important to catch the cancer early. If you have any concerns about what you find during self-examination, see your doctor. Do not dismiss your concern or hope it will go away.

Many men let fear or embarrassment keep them from seeking medical help. Concerns about masculinity or sexuality often present significant barriers for men faced with the need for medical attention. But testicular tumours are some of the fastest growing of all human cancers. The longer you wait to seek help, the worse your situation may be when you finally see a doctor. There is nothing to be embarrassed about when it comes to cancer. See your doctor as soon as possible.