Medicine: Testes Test

A self-exam for cancer

Each month millions of women check their breasts for suspicious lumps in an effort to detect cancer early. Now doctors are urging men to perform a monthly self-examination of their own, this one aimed at cancer of the testicle.

The disease, though rare, is occurring with greater frequency. In the past 40 years, the incidence of reported cases has almost doubled in the U.S. Today it affects about four of every 100,000 men annually; an estimated 4,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. Once found primarily in older men, it...

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