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Signs and Symptoms of Testicular Cancer

The most common signs of testicular cancer are pain, swelling, or a lump or hardness in the testicles. If you find a lump in a testicle, please see a doctor immediately.

Less common symptoms include:

  • lower abdomen or groin pain
  • tenderness in the breast area
  • a painless lump in the testicle
  • heaviness in the scrotum
  • back pain

While these symptoms don’t necessarily mean cancer is present, see a doctor if you experience any of them — early detection greatly increases your chance of successful treatment