It is becoming more and more common for experts to recommend exploring our body and knowing how to find out if there are any changes in it or not. Thanks to this we can prevent dangerous diseases such as testicular cancer.
This condition, as is obvious, occurs only in people with a male reproductive system. It is true that there are no exact conditions to know if we will have testicular cancer in the future or not. But it is also true that we can try to prevent it by catching it in time.
There are some ways to know if you potentially have a testicular problem, so doctors suggest exploring the area from time to time to check that everything is still working perfectly and there is no problem of any kind.
What to do to prevent testicular cancer?
The best way to prevent any type of cancer is to know our body well. We must continuously analyze, at least once a month, the most sensitive parts of our body.
Thanks to control the possible future problems, we have more chances, as we have said before, to catch the disease in time and take action more quickly.
There are a number of tips to check that everything is OK. Let’s see what the experts tell us about how to detect testicular cancer.
Tips to follow
The tips we have to follow are very easy and you can do them by yourself at home without any tools, just with your hands.
Check your testicles once a month: do it regularly and try to do it always on the same day of the month. You can write your test in a notebook so you don’t forget it.
Do the test in the shower: remember to lather up well before doing it.
Test one testicle at a time: don’t do it all at the same time.
Go around the testicles with your fingers: to check for any possible testicular cancer, look for small lumps.
Look for the spermatic cords: these are at the back of the testicles. Feel them to check that everything is in order.
Search for changes: remember how they are after each check and look for possible changes in size, moles or anything else that may be related to testicular cancer.
Remember that April is testicular cancer awareness month. To all this we must add that if you find any problems you should go to a specialist doctor who can help you.