Most testicular cancers are diagnosed at an early stage. Early diagnosis of testicular cancer is generally associated with the improved prognosis and better chances of cure of the disease. A periodic self-examination of the testicles is generally recommended for the early diagnosis of the disease. Following are some common testicular cancer symptoms:
- Painless (or at times painful) lump/swelling in either testicle.
- Change in how the testicles feel.
- Dull pain in lower abdomen and groin.
- Pain/discomfort in a testicle or scrotum.
- Gynecomastia (growth of breasts in men) in human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG)-producing tumors.
- Early puberty in case of androgen-producing tumors.
Other testicular cancer symptoms of the metastatic disease include pain in the back due to the spread of disease to abdominal lymph nodes, shortness of breath, chest pain, cough due to the spread of disease to the lungs, seizures/headache due to spread of the tumor to brain, etc.
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