What You Need to Know About Early Detection
Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in men ages 15-40. The number of men diagnosed with testicular cancer has more than doubled in the last 40 years. Testicular cancer can occur at any age, but it occurs most often in young and middle-aged men.
When caught early, the survival rate for testicular cancer is 99%. Take 3 min. to learn how to do a testicular self-exam. Monthly self-exams allow you to notice changes and get help if you do. It could save your life.
How to Perform a Testicular Self-Exam
Check yourself in the shower at least once a month.
Check one testicle at a time.
Gently roll the testicle between the fingers.
Feel up the spermatic cords on the back of the testicles.
Look for hard lumps, smooth or rounded bumps…
…changes in size, shape, or consistency…
…or any painful areas.
See a doctor right away if you notice any of these symptoms:
- Hard lumps
- Smooth or rounded bumps
- Changes in size or consistency
- Pain or dull soreness
What Firefighters Need to Know
Firefighters have a 2.02 times greater risk of developing testicular cancer and can learn how to improve their outcomes with 3 Steps Detect, a free Online Learning for Firefighters. Learn how to do self-exams and seize the power of early detection. It could save your life.