April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month.
Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in men aged 15-34, but most men don't routinely check for testicular irregularities. It’s very important for men to perform self exams (pictured above) semi-regularly, and to contact their physician immediately if they discover anything that seems unusual.
Testicular cancer is caused by an abnormal growth of cells originating from the testicle.
Painless lump on the testicle
Dull ache in the testicle
Swelling of the testicle
Two risks factors for testicular cancer have been identified:
History of undescended testicle
Family history of testicular cancer
If you have any questions regarding testicular cancer or how to perform a self exam, contact the physicians at Athens Area Urology today: (706)-612-9401