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All males have testicles which sit either side of the penis. The testicles are oval in shape and are part of the male sex organs. Testicles produce sperm which plays a huge part in human reproduction. Testicles also produce the male hormone testosterone which is important in puberty.
Testicles are oval in shape but vary in size from person to person. The scrotum holds both testicles. It’s important to check your testicles so that you can spot any changes in your body. You need to look after your scrotum and check your testicles regularly. That way you’ll spot any signs of changes which may lead to testicular cancer.
If you are experiencing any of these things book an appointment to see your family doctor and get them checked out. Most lumps and changes are nothing to worry about, but it’s important to know your own body, and to get any changes checked straight away.
Did you know around 2,200 men are diagnosed with testicular cancer each year in the UK?
Worried about a lump and want to talk to someone? Don’t panic, make an appointment to see your family doctor.
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