Young men should do a monthly self-exam to help catch testicular cancer early, when it is highly curable. Here’s what you need to know.
For checking your breasts, current guidance centers on “breast self awareness” instead of self exams. But what does that mean in practical terms?
While most patients know they should be familiar with changes in their breast tissue, many are afraid that they will “do it wrong” and avoid doing self-exams altogether! I’d like to share some useful tips about when and how to do a self-exam.
About one in 250 men will develop testicular cancer in their lifetime, while one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. “Men are sometimes reluctant to see a doctor for any number of reasons, ranging from embarrassment to simply not making the time for their personal health,” says Eric Klein, MD, Chairman of the Glickman Urological & … Read More
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It can be an embarrassing thing for a guy to call his doctor about a lump or swelling on his testicles, but it’s important to do. Whether it’s painful or not, a mass on the testicle is the most common early signal of testicular cancer, and should prompt an immediate call to the doctor. It … Read More
While most men won’t get testicular cancer, it’s the most common cancer among young men ages 15-35. It’s also highly curable, especially when it’s caught early. That’s why it’s so important that boys and teens learn how to perform testicular self-exams (TSE) and do them regularly. “In pre-pubertal boys, any unusual tumors or growths we … Read More