When thinking about the topic of common cancers affecting men, colon and prostate come to mind. There is another form of cancer that is hardly ever discussed, testicular cancer. Most men don’t realize that the testicles can be affected by cancer. Some men may even be embarrassed to discuss the topic. There is no need for men to be silent on this issue, because the more educated we become on testicular cancer, the more we can improve our way of living. Some of the symptoms are, but not limited to, swelling and pain in the testicles. If you feel aches and pains in your abdomen or scrotum, don’t mistake it for a hernia; you may be experiencing early symptoms of testicular cancer. Although testicular cancer is rare, yet like other forms of cancer, early detection and treatment can increase a person’s survival rate. If you have questions about your health, please consult your physician.