How To Reduce Your
Chances Of Getting Testicular Cancer
Most of the risk factors for testicular cancer, like age, race and conditions occurring at or before birth, are out of a person’s control. However, there are some things a man can do to help reduce the risk of getting testicular cancer:
- Know your family history and discuss any concerns with your health professional.
- Know workplace health and safety rules and follow them.
- Be aware of the symptoms of testicular cancer. Although testicular cancer can usually be cured at any stage, finding it early may make it easier to treat.
- Discuss the risks and benefits of medical imaging with your health professional such as CT scans to avoid unnecessary exposure to ionizing radiation. This is particularly important for children.
It’s also important to:
- Practice early detection (don’t wait to get that lump checked out by your health professional).
- Eat healthy.
- Watch your weight.
- Don’t smoke.
- Limiting alcohol.
- Learn to relax.