Excerpted from "A Year of Health Hints"
365 Practical Ways to Feel Better and Live Longer
Early detection of testicular cancer--by a monthly
self-exam--can lead to a complete cure 90 to 95 percent of the
time. It's best performed when the scrotum is relaxed, after a
warm bath or shower. Here's how it's done.
Use a lotion or
soapy lather to reduce friction and make it easier to detect
testicles, one at a time, by rolling the testes between the
fingers. If you feel any
lumps, enlargement, or
change in consistency, see your doctor. Also, report any sense of
heaviness or pain.