Testicular cancer is the most common cancer affecting men between the ages of 15 and 39, but the disease also occurs in other age groups, so all men should be aware of its symptoms. Maori men have a higher incidence of testicular cancer but the reasons for this are not clear.
From puberty men should regularly do a self examination of their testicles and have any changes or concerns checked out by a doctor.
Being aware of testicular cancer, knowing your own body and noticing any changes is important. Our role is to help you recognise any symptoms, and provide support to those recently diagnosed with and being treated for testicular cancer.
Survivors of testicular cancer are likely to lead productive and full lives so it is important any symptoms are checked out early, and if they result in a positive diagnosis, are effectively treated.