Featured In: The Coalville Times, Friday, 19th November, 2021
Gently roll one nut between your thumb and fingers. Then do the other side. If something hurts, changes or doesn’t feel right, or you notice any lumps, speak to your GP Surgery.
All of this might feel awkward, but the team at your GP Surgery do checks like this all the time – it’s not awkward for us. We have heard it all before – honestly.
Tell the clinician why you are there. The clinician will ask some more questions and then probably want to check your testicles. We will make the examination as careful and easy for you as we can.
The good news is in 95 percent of cases testicular cancer is cured. Treatment may include an operation, radiation therapy, or chemotherapy. Your specialist will also discuss your family plans and help you make decisions there, which may mean storing some sperm for the future. It is likely that you will return to a happy, healthy and long life.
Adapted from Movember: https://uk.movember.com/mens-health/ testicular-cancer
Dr Nic Rushman
Senior GP at Long Lane Surgery