You have a painless lump in your testicle
One of the most common testicular cancer symptoms is a pain-free mass in the testicle, according to Joseph Harryhill, MD, an assistant clinical professor of urology at the University of Pennsylvania. “It is important for men to realize that a tumor often does not cause any significant discomfort—thus the importance of regular testicular self examination,” Harryhill said. Many times men will not notice the mass until they receive an unrelated injury, bringing the tumor to their attention. Moral of the story: Make sure you check yourself regularly for lumps and bumps. Don’t miss these other cancer symptoms men are all too likely to ignore.
You feel a heaviness in your scrotum
Although you may not feel pain, scrotum heaviness is one of the hallmark testicular cancer symptoms. “Some men describe a heaviness or dragging sensation in the scrotum, and this should be reported to the primary health care provider,” Harryhill said. A lingering ache or odd dragging sensation in your testicles is not something to ignore.