Your nuts deserve attention

Here are our tips to keep a lookout for signs of testicular cancer

Testicular cancer may be the most common form of cancer among young men, but it’s also one of the most treatable when caught early. Nutiquette is a dude’s guide to checking his nuts regularly for cancer symptoms.

How to check your testicles for cancer

Checking your testicles for lumps, swelling or bumps – anything that shouldn’t be there – is easy. Start by finding a safe, private and relaxed place to feel your testicles. The best time to do it is just after you’ve had a bath or shower, when the muscles in the scrotum are relaxed. This makes it easier for you to notice any lumps, growths or tenderness.

Pay attention to anything that feels different from the last time you checked. See your doctor if you have:

  • a lump on the testicle
  • painful testicle
  • a feeling of heaviness or dragging in the lower abdomen or scrotum
  • a dull ache in the lower abdomen and groin