Early detection is best guard against testicular cancer

Testicular cancer affects young and middle-aged men more than other age groups, with 33 being the average age of diagnosis, but UW Medicine urologist Dr. Thomas Walsh says it is "imminently treatable" if caught early.

"The very first point at which a man, or one of his loved ones identifies a lump on the testicle, he should see an expert," said Walsh, the director of the Men's Health Center at UW Medical Center – Roosevelt. "Don't be embarrassed. Have it checked. It can be really disconcerting, and something that we really just want to try to ignore it, pretend it doesn't exist. Don't do that."

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