Basics of Testicular Cancer

Signs and Symptoms

  • Lumps or bumps and painless swellings (MOST COMMON!)
  • Increased firmness
  • Dull ache or sharp pain (may come and go)
  • Feeling of heaviness
Typical symptoms of Testicular Cancer are a painless swelling or lump in one of the testicles, or any change in shape or texture of the testicles. The swelling or lump can be about the size of a pea but may be larger. Most lumps or swellings in the scrotum are not in the testicle and are not a sign of cancer, but they should never be ignored or overlooked. It is always better to be safe than sorry. Testicular Cancer can also cause other symptoms, including an increased firmness, dull ache or sharp pain which may come and go, and a feeling of heaviness. Most importantly, Testicular Cancer may affect each man differently, so if anything doesn’t feel right or doesn’t seem normal, please get in contact with your GP.