Health experts say that if testicular cancer is detected early, 98% of cases are curable, which means that men are able to survive for 10 years or more.
However, to receive treatment, you need to know when to see a doctor.
The Robin Cancer Trust advises men to feel their testicles every month after a hot shower, looking for any lumps, sore spots, stiffness, swelling or a feeling of heaviness.
It can be seen that the spermatic cord, known as the epididymis, may be “somewhat tender” when touched.
When the GP discusses concerns, he or she may perform a scan.
The UK Cancer Research Center explained that a bright light occurs when a doctor shines a “strong light through your testicle”, where the light will pass through bags filled with harmless fluid called a hydrocele.
However, if a cancerous mass is present, the light will not shine through the solid mass.
Although the condition is not usually painful, the first symptoms for some men may be severe pain in the testicle or scrotum.
This early sign of the disease occurs in about one in five men.
If cancer spreads from the testicles to the lymph nodes in the back of the abdomen, additional symptoms can occur.
For example, a dull ache may descend into the lower abdomen, or a backache may be felt.
Although testicular cancer is less common, it can spread to the lymph nodes in the pelvis.
Feeling lumps around the collarbone or in the neck may be an indication of testicular cancer, which has spread to lymph nodes in other parts of the body.
If the cancer spreads to the lungs, a person may experience shortness of breath or a cough.
Most testicular cancers begin in the cells that produce sperm, known as germ cells.