Cancer WARNING signs: Most men don’t know to feel for THIS in testicles

Almost a fifth of men assume a cancerous lump in their testicles feels like ‘a flat coin’.

Those men are wrong.

According to men’s health charity The Movember Foundation, a cancerous lump in the testicles feels like a ‘small, pea-sized lump’.

The charity also revealed that 82 per cent of men didn’t want to talk to their doctor about genital issues.

The findings came after the charity and sausage maker HECK surveyed 2,000 people ahead of next month’s Movember event.

Movember is the annual event where men grow moustaches in a bid to raise awareness about men’s health, including prostate and testicular cancer and mental health issues.

“Unfortunately this latest polling from HECK is accurate,” said a spokesperson from The Movember Foundation.

“Too many men are not checking themselves, not knowing what to look for and being too embarrassed to discuss the subject.

“Tackling these taboos head on, getting more men educated on the health risks they face, taking action when needed, and talking when things get tough, is exactly why The Movember Foundation exists.”

The survey also revealed that one in 10 men between 18 and 24 years old would ignore a lump on their testicles.

More than a quarter of Scottish men would wait a few days before seeing a doctor about a lump, it claimed.

The risk of death by testicular cancer would be cut it men knew what they were supposed to be looking out for, urged HECK founder, Jamie Keeble, who was diagnosed with the cancer two years ago.

Keeble said: “Too many men are dying young from ignorance and lack of quick action.

“This disease needs to be openly discussed so that more guys will check themselves, and feel they can talk to someone if something doesn’t feel right.”

HECK will rename its products to CHECK next month, in solidarity with November.

The number of testicular cancer cases is expected to rise 12% in the UK by 2035, according to Cancer Research UK.