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Testicular Cancer
Age Guidelines

 

It may be uncomfortable at first to do your testicular self-check and to talk to your health professional about your “private parts”, but it’s really necessary. Follow the testicular cancer age guidelines below about when you need to start your checks.

 

Beginning at ages 15-18,

Do your monthly testicular self-check. If you have a family history of testicular cancer, ask your health professional about starting your monthly self-checks and doc-checks even earlier.

Regular monthly self-checks help you become more familiar with how your testicles feel when they are normal. This will allow you to notice any changes that may take place and be of concern.

 

Get your yearly doc-check,

During this exam make sure your health professional checks your testicles.

Resource: Mayo Clinic