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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.

Symptoms include:

  • 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