Updated: Nov 21, 2020
Testicular cancer is not common and tends to effect men between the ages of 15 and 49 years. Approximately, 2300 cases are diagnosed each year in the UK, and the average age is around 33 years. For reasons that remain unclear, white men have a higher risk of developing testicular cancer compared to men from other ethnic groups. As it effects younger men, it is important that it is identified early and treated promptly.
Self examination, preferably once a month should be encouraged. It's important to be aware of what feels normal and to see your GP immediately, if anything abnormal like a lump is noticed.