Testicular cancer is a type of cancer that forms in one of the testicles and is the most common cancer in younger men aged between 15 and 34 years in Ireland.
Every year around 172 men are diagnosed with this cancer however the survival rate for testicular cancer has increased dramatically in recent years to over 95% due to increased awareness and better treatment options.
Treatment does not normally affect a man’s erectile function or masculinity, making testicular cancer one of the most curable of all internal cancers if diagnosed early.
There’s no way to prevent testicular cancer and no one knows for sure what causes it. Carrying out a regular self-check or self-examination of your testicles following a shower or bath is the best way identify testicular cancer at its earliest stage.
If you experience any of these symptoms it doesn’t mean you have Testicular cancer but you should still pay a visit to your GP.