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Testicular Cancer - Diagnosis

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Testicular cancer begins as a small usually painless pea-sized lump within the testicle that may not be noticed unless self-testicular examinations are performed regularly. As not all swellings or lumps in the scrotum are cancer, noticing a lump isn't necessarily reason to panic. However, it is important to have a physician check out all lumps or hard spots that a man or his partner may detect. Specific blood tests are now available to detect testicular cancer. An ultrasound may also be able to visualize the testicle for any irregularities, if there is a concern noted on examination of the testicle.