Signs and symptoms of Testicular Cancer
Testicular cancer can prove to be a fatal disease if not treated on time. It accounts for just 1.2% of all cancers in males, yet has a death rate of 11% to 13%. Thus, it is very important to spot and understand the signs of testicular cancer.
Symptoms of Testicular Cancer
There are different signs and symptoms of testicular cancer. In some cases, the cancer remains silent and the affected person shows no signs.
Some of the signs of testicular cancer include:
- A small lump or cyst in or on either of the testicle is the most common symptoms
- A testicle may shrink in size
- A testicle may swell or get enlarge
- Scrotal heaviness
- Fluid gets collected in the scrotum
- Dull ache in the groin or lower abdomen
- Discomfort or pain in testicle
- Pain in scrotum
- Back pain when the diseases start spreading
- Tenderness or enlargement of the breasts
- Enlarged lymph nodes due to advancement in cancer stage
Self-examination is the best way for early detection of testicular cancer. Any lump or nodules felt in the scrotum should be brought to the notice of the doctor. This is the most important sign of testicular cancer.