Do a Simple TSE Today for Testicular Cancer
Testicular Cancer (TC) is the most common cancer among 18-to 50-year-old males. Young adult men are unaware of their risk for testicular cancer, which is the most common neoplasm in this age group. Testicular Self-Examination (TSE) only takes a minute. One should aim to perform TSE about once every four weeks or so. Choose a day that’s easy to remember, like the first day of every calendar month.
Additionally, healthcare providers seldom teach TSE techniques to clients, thus potentially missing opportunities for early detection. It’s important to remember that testicular cancer is relatively uncommon, so don’t panic if you find a lump or anything else that seems unusual. It is better to see a doctor for a prompt diagnosis.
Public health campaigns should encourage more men to perform regular TSE. In addition, we suggest that young men attending healthcare institutions for any reason should be given opportunistic health education on TSE, perhaps accompanied by a patient leaflet. This information could be used to design an educational intervention to increase health professionals’ focus on TSE, especially in young males.