TESTICULAR CANCER PREVENTION
There is no protection against testicular cancer, because any known risk factors cannot be changed (cryptorchidism, white ethnicity, family history)
The treatment of cryptorchidism can help in the protection of fertility, but it is not completely known to what extent if any it lowers the risk of getting testicular cancer.
Testicular self-examination (TSE) can help in the timely diagnosis of the disease at an early stage.
TSE is better performed after a warm bath, as follows:
- Stand in front of a mirror and observe the scrotum
- Examine every testicle separately using both hands. Normal testicles are soft without any lumps (indurations)
Should you detect any anomaly or lump inside your testicles, you should consult an urologist immediately.