Physical examination for testicular cancer

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  • Physical examination for testicular cancer
    • For men aged 15-49 years old.
    • Self examination
      • Feel for lumps or changes in size
      • move penis, put testicles between fingers
    • GP
      • May hold a small light or torch against the lump
        • See if light passes through
          • Cancerous lumps are solid, so light unable to pass through them
        • Looks for changes/pain/ lumps/swelling
      • Refer client to hospital for scrotal ultrasound
        • Looks for bumps and cysts
      • Blood test to check protein

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