• Monday - Friday
    9:00 - 18:00
  • Saturday - Sunday
    10:00 - 14:00
Testicular Cancer Screenings

Testicular cancer screenings

Testicular cancer is a less common cancer affecting men in the UK, but about 2,300 men receive testicular cancer diagnosis every year. Unlike other cancers, it often affects younger men and is most common in men in their late 20s to early 30s. Fortunately, testicular cancer responds well to treatment, and most cases are curable, which makes screening essential.

At Medical Express Clinic, we offer testicular cancer screening and examination and private referrals for people with testicular cancer symptoms or testicular lumps. Testicular cancer causes various symptoms, including testicular lumps and pain. Most lumps are benign but require examination and treatment.

While testicular cancer usually affects young men between ages 20 – 55, ensure you seek medical care if you have any symptoms, regardless of your age. If you feel a lump or want to be sure of your health, contact our clinic for testicular cancer screening. We will schedule a consultation and examination and, if necessary, arrange an urgent referral for a testicular cancer test.

Symptoms of testicular cancer

In some cases, testicular cancer doesn’t cause noticeable symptoms, particularly in the early stages. However, when symptoms occur, they include:

Swelling or lump

These are the most common signs of testicular cancer. The swelling or lump may occur in one of the testicles, with or without pain.

Discomfort and pain

Some men experience discomfort or pain in the scrotum or testicle, which may occur with or without swelling.

Heaviness in the scrotum

Aching or a feeling of heaviness in the scrotum or lower abdomen may indicate testicular cancer.

Changes in the testicle shape or size

Any noticeable changes in the shape or size of the testicle require a doctor’s examination.

Discomfort or pain in the abdomen or groin

Discomfort or pain in the abdomen or groin may indicate testicular cancer, especially if the cancer is spreading to the lymph nodes.

Fluid collection in the scrotum (Hydrocele)

Some cases of testicular cancer cause hydrocele, a collection of fluid in the scrotum resulting in swelling.

Who is testicular cancer screening for?

We have designed our testicular cancer screening for men under 40 years who want peace of mind or have noticed changes in their scrotum and want to get a screening.

Some symptoms of testicular cancer are:

  • Discomfort or pain in the testicle
  • New bumps or lumps
  • Numbness in the testicle
  • Swelling
  • Aching in the lower abdomen

If you experience any of these symptoms and are between 18 and 40 years old, ensure you get checked for testicular cancer. Our private testicular cancer screening is easy and efficient, providing accurate and quick reassurance.

What is the testicular cancer screening process?

Our testicular cancer screening involves an ultrasound scan that checks for lesions, lumps, and other signs of cancer. The ultrasound scan uses sound waves to produce images of your inner body parts.

The healthcare provider will apply a gel on your scrotum to aid in the easy movement of the ultrasound probe on your skin. The consultant radiologist will report the findings of the ultrasound scan in real-time and discuss the findings during the scan. The consultant will also provide a written report to summarise the findings after the scan.

Testicular ultrasound doesn’t require extensive preparation. You do not need to avoid drinking or eating, but consider wearing loose-fitting clothes that are easy to remove because you will have to remove any clothes from your waist. You need to stay still during the exam for the best result, and the process shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes.

How is testicular cancer diagnosed?

Your consultant radiologist will immediately inform you if they find anything unusual during the testicular ultrasound scan. If the consultant discovers any areas of concern or lumps, they are most likely cancerous. We will refer you to a consultant urologist who will conduct further testing to determine if the signs found are from testicular cancer. A minor surgery may be an option to remove lumps.

The ultrasound scan usually doesn’t identify any abnormal signs, and you can leave the clinic reassured of your health.

Testicular cancer screening at Medical Express Clinic

The ultrasound scan for testicular cancer screening is available at our Harley Street clinic. We are a renowned diagnostic and imaging centre specialising in health and preventive cancer screening. We have the latest scanning equipment and experienced in-house radiographers to interpret your results.

Visit Medical Express Clinic at 117A Harley Street for your testicular cancer screening, or call us on 020 499 1991 to book an appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions

A testicular cancer screening is a medical exam or test for detecting early signs of testicular cancer. Early testicular cancer screening is crucial to improved treatment outcomes.

Testicular cancer can occur at any age, but about half of the cases are in men between 20 – 34 years. Cancer of the testis is a less common cancer and has a low risk of death. Early detection makes treatment easier.

We will send any information our doctors get from your medical history, diagnostic test, and physical exams to the specialist with your referral letter. We work with specialists to manage patient care, ensuring you receive efficient care.

A painless lump in the testicle is the most common testicular cancer symptom. Sometimes, the testicle may become enlarged or swollen, with no lump, and it doesn’t usually cause pain.

Diagnostic tools like blood tests and ultrasound scans can help in cancer screening.

Depending on the stage of testicular cancer and how early it is detected, chemotherapy and radiotherapy may be sufficient to treat testicular cancer. If surgery is necessary, orchiectomy to remove the testicle or retroperitoneal lymph node dissection to remove the abdominal lymph nodes are options.