Both men and their female partners should familiarize themselves with the normal anatomical features of the testicle
. Many testicular tumors (and breast cancer
tumors BTW) are found by one's sexual partner
If a lump is found or if one testicle
is significantly harder than the other, you should visit a doctor immediately. The quicker you know, the better it will be for you in the long run.
My wife noticed the change in my testicle
first. I noticed later. My wife estimates she noticed the change about 6 months before I was diagnosed, but we didn't know anything about testicular cancer
. I was 19, and hardly on the lookout for cancer
. I eventually went to the emergency room
suffering SEVERE pain
in my abdomen: this was later determined to be caused by metastasis
and blood vessel
s near my spinal column. Don't wait that long: you may live through it, you don't want to ever experience pain
like I did.