Testicular cancer is one of the most common types of diagnosed cancers in the world, although it’s also one of the most commonly cured ones if it can be diagnosed and treated during the early onset stages before it has a chance to spread or switch to something else.
There’s good reason why men all over the world are encouraged to go in for a prostate exam at least a few times per year, and why men are further encouraged to self-examine their testes on a regular basis for any changes in form or potential lumps that should be examined further.
Testicular cancer is a condition that you might develop at any age: It’s also a condition that should never be ignored due to the damage it can cause in the rest of the body when it spreads to other parts.
Here are 14 serious testicular cancer symptoms that you should know about.
1. Testicles Sensitive to the Touch
One of the first things that a person should look for in their own health is any changes to their testicles that could signal a potential medical condition. It’s recommended that all men examine their own testes at least a few times per month, usually after taking a hot bath when the muscles, tendons and other connecting tissues have all been sufficiently relaxed.
If you notice that your testicles are sensitive to the touch during such a testicular self-exam, keep an eye out for any of the other symptoms that you might experience over the next few days or weeks – and see your doctor if any other symptoms appear or if the sensitivity gets either gradually or suddenly any worse.
There are other things that can cause testicular sensitivity and they are more likely temporary ones, but persistent symptoms mean it’s safer to get it checked out by your doctor.