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    Hope your dad is ok toyboy69

    Take care

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    Alicia D'amore [sign in to see picture]
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    Wicked Willy wrote:

    Interesting thread. I always thought us guys would notice any changes in our balls as we tend to play with our nether regions quite a lot. Perhaps it is a case of not wanting to find anything.

    The issue with testicular cancer is it's a young man's disease unlike so many other types of cancer so it can creep up on you when you're not expecting it!

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    Could I point out that there are normal variations? Particularly in breasts as part of the menstrual cycle. I have lumps and bumps that come and go in my breasts during my cycle which can be quite painful at certain points in the month, but have been checked and are in fact completely harmless parts of the tissue responding to hormones. Men have less of an obvious cycle but it is worth checking very regularly (say every 2 days) for the first couple of months so you get used to exactly how your breasts / testes change on a day-day basis as a response to your hormones. Especially important for anyone taking drugs that alter your hormonal balance eg the pill / any form of steroid.

    Oh and make sure you're checking the right areas - the whole scrotum, perineum and base of the penis (and prostate too, although more for the older gents) and for breasts the breast itself, the Cooper's ligament area (the bit above the breast) and into the arm pits. It's much easier and nicer with a little lube! And a rather lovely intro to a bit of doctor and nurse play Lxx

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    The radio station I listen to has something called 'Feel your bits friday!' Once a month they remind you to check your bits, both men and woman. I think it's a great idea. Maybe an idea for a new thread.

    I've had a bit of a scare myself. While I was pregnant I found a lump in my breast. I was so scared, more so because I was pregnant. It turned out to be nothing but a blocked milk duct. The relief when I found out it wasn't anything serious.

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    sexy little minx wrote:

    The radio station I listen to has something called 'Feel your bits friday!' Once a month they remind you to check your bits, both men and woman. I think it's a great idea. Maybe an idea for a new thread.

    I've had a bit of a scare myself. While I was pregnant I found a lump in my breast. I was so scared, more so because I was pregnant. It turned out to be nothing but a blocked milk duct. The relief when I found out it wasn't anything serious.

    I think feel your bits friday maybe at the end of the month would be a great idea! Just a reminder to check ourselves or eachother

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    Brilliant idea as i'm sure most of us on here have lost a friend to the devil's ilness or at least know someone who has

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    Hope you don't mind but I'm just about to cut and paste the OP onto another Forum - it seems too important a topic to keep confined to this rather ... specialist ... forum!

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    Go for it Sam any help on nasty lumps is good help

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    Absolutely - my thoughts exactly

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    Thanks for the thumbs up btw!!

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    I don't like having to check mine, they're so fucking fiddly! To quote Dylan Moran -

    "Testicular cancer? There's nothing funny about that. You have to check for a lump... in a bag of lumps. That can take quite some time!"

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    Paddy89 wrote:

    I don't like having to check mine, they're so fucking fiddly! To quote Dylan Moran -

    "Testicular cancer? There's nothing funny about that. You have to check for a lump... in a bag of lumps. That can take quite some time!"

    That's so very true! With the tubes in particular it's easy to think "wait, is that a lump....." *check the other one*..."well it's on both, maybe that's normal"

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    Paddy89 wrote:

    I don't like having to check mine, they're so fucking fiddly! To quote Dylan Moran -

    "Testicular cancer? There's nothing funny about that. You have to check for a lump... in a bag of lumps. That can take quite some time!"

    Hah. I remember finding the lumpybit at the back... no one tells you there are 'normal' lumps!

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    It's a fucking minefield. Men should probably get periodic check ups like women do, since we don't really know what we're looking for. And I'd bet those who do check themselves regularly are in the minority.

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    Paddy89 wrote:

    It's a fucking minefield. Men should probably get periodic check ups like women do, since we don't really know what we're looking for. And I'd bet those who do check themselves regularly are in the minority.

    More should - great excuse for getting caught with your hands down your undies..."errr, yeah love, I was just...checking for lumps"

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    one of the signs is the testicle can go hard like a stone and is not as painful to squeze as they are normally so its not always about lumps..... please check yourself everytime you have had a bath.... they say thats the best time..... believe me just going for tests is very scary.... for the people that have had it and come through it my respects are with you.

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    LoveHoney - Alice wrote:

    I want you to check your balls because this year, when my partner (aged 24) was checking his, he found a lump that turned out to be testicular cancer. (It was caught early, treated quickly and he has been clear of cancer for over 6 months now.) I'm lucky to work at LoveHoney and have the opportunity to ask young men who are interested in their sexual well being to check their balls. Please do it, and please do it regularly.

    If you are interested in any other information about testicular cancer, this is a great place to start: http://www.cancerhelp.org.uk/type/testicular-cancer/

    Make that one year!

    ... and *bump*

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    Great news Alice

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    year, when my partner (aged 24) was checking his, he found a lump that turned out to be testicular cancer. (It was caught early, treated quickly and he has been clear of cancer for over 6 months now.) I'm lucky to work at LoveHoney and have the opportunity to ask young men who are interested in their sexual well being to check their balls. Please do it, and please do it regularly.

    If you are interested in any other information about testicular cancer, this is a great place to start: http://www.cancerhelp.org.uk/type/testicular-cancer/

    I hope he is better now

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    that is really great Alice!

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