Testicular Cancer: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

Early Signs and Symptoms of Testicular Cancer

In most cases, symptoms of testicular cancer will appear at an early stage but sometimes may appear at a later stage. One may notice the changes themselves, or a doctor will discover them during a routine check-up.

A common early symptom is a painless lump in the testicles. This could indicate the build-up of germs. Even though a lump does not always mean cancer, you should still see a doctor immediately after you notice it.

Early symptoms include:

  • Sharp pain in the scrotum or testicle
  • Your testicles have different sizes
  • A heavy feeling in the scrotum

You may also experience soreness in the breast due to hormonal changes.

Other Symptoms

In later stages, when cancer must have spread to other organs, you may experience symptoms such as:

  • Lower back pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Abdominal pain
  • Headache and confusion