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Screening for Testicular Cancer

  • Amy Scholten, MPH
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Screening for Testicular Cancer

Screening is done to find a problem and treat it early. Tests are given to people who do not have symptoms but who may be at high risk.

Screening Guidelines

There are no standard tests for testicular cancer screening. The doctor may advise a person to have their testicles checked during a routine physical exam. The doctor may advise a person at high risk to do self-exams of the testicles once a month. This way, they can keep track of any changes. Any changes, such as a lump or swelling, should be reported to the doctor right away.


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  • Mohei Abouzied, MD, FACP
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