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  » Men's health  »  Find testicular cancer early: do a self-exam

Find testicular cancer early: do a self-exam

Most men find the cancer in their testicles themselves. This fast and simple exam can help you find this cancer early. Do the exam after a warm bath or shower every month. Also ask your health care provider to do a testicular exam as part of your regular check-up.

Here’s how to do a self-exam of each testicle:

  1. Place your thumbs on top of your testicle. Put your index and middle fingers under the testicle.
  2. Roll the testicle between the thumbs and fingers.
  3. Feel for any lumps, about the size of a pea.
  4. If you find a lump, see your health care provider right away.