Testicular Cancer - Diagnosis
Testicular cancer begins as a small 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, as well as sound waves, which visualize the testicle for any irregularities.