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Sunday
Sep292013

To Do: Teens Need to Perform Testicular Self Exams (TSE)

Usually we think of cancer as something that happens to adults... but testicular cancer is the most common form of cancer in young men ages 15-35 years old.  

And the good news is that it’s also highly curable, especially when it’s caught early. That’s why it’s so important that boys learn how to perform testicular self-exams (TSE) and do them regularly.

Here's how: 

1. Do the exam once a month, after a warm bath or shower when the scrotal skin is most relaxed.

2. Roll each testicle gently between the thumb and first two fingers of both hands. The testicles should be smooth, with the consistency of a hard-boiled egg without the shell.

3. Feel for the small, comma-shaped cord, about the size of a pea, that is attached at the back of each testicle. This is a natural part of your testicles, and is called the epididymis. Learn what it feels like, so

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