Testicular Cancer - Cortland City School District

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Testicular Cancer
1.
Testicular cancer is of particular
concern to young men, and can
occur anytime after puberty.
2.
Testicular cancer is the most
common cancer in men ages 15-35.
3.
Testicular cancer is one of the most
easily cured cancers.
Statistics
4.
The best way to ensure early
detection is to learn how your
testicles feel when they are normal.
5.
TSE should be done once a month
on a regular basis.
6.
A TSE should be performed in a
warm shower or right after one,
when the scrotum is relaxed.
Early detection: testicular self-exam
7.
Check each testicle separately. Use both hands
and your thumbs on top and the pads of your
other fingers under and behind the testicle.
8.
Gently roll the testicle. The surface should be
smooth without lumps or areas of increased
tenderness.
9.
Do not rub the skin. Instead slide the skin
around so you can feel the surface of the testicle
itself. It is normal for one testicle to be larger or
hang lower. Be sure to examine the other
testicle.
10.
On the backside feel the epididymis the tube that
stores and transports sperm.
Steps to the Testicular Self Exam
The most common symptom of testicular
cancer is small, hard, non-tender lump.
It may also appear as:
11.
A) heaviness in lower abdomen or testicle
B) dragging sensation in groin/dull ache in
groin
C) enlarged/swelling of testicle or swelling or
tenderness in groin, breast, or neck
D) change in consistency or shape of testicle
or accumulation of fluid or blood in scrotum
warning signs of testicular cancer
12. The
risk of testicular cancer is 4 times
higher for white males than black males.
And highest among men with a history
of undescended testicles as a child.
13. With
early detection testicular cancer is
a curable disease.
14. To
be most effective, regular monthly
self-examinations should be combined
with routine yearly exams with your
health care professional .
Early detection is key
 Teacher
demonstration of
proper testicular self exam
procedure
 Student
practice proper TSE
procedure
TSE skill practice
True or False?
1. Testicular cancer is most common
in men ages 39-59.
2.
Most common symptom of
testicular cancer is a small, nontender lump.
3.
TSEs should be done just three
times a year to detect changes.
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