A testicular lump doesn't necessarily mean cancer

GPs are typically the first point of contact for men who have noticed a testicular lump, swelling or pain.

When a young man presents with a lump in his testis, testicular cancer should be considered, but reassure the patient that there are many other more common types of benign scrotal lumps.

In older men, the likelihood that a scrotal lump will be testicular cancer is much lower.

The management of a patient presenting with a scrotal lump, either with or without pain, will begin with a general medical and sexual history and thorough abdominal and genital examinations,