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Scrotal masses linked to sexually transmitted diseases (for example, epididymitis) may be prevented by practicing safe sex.
Scrotal masses resulting from injury may be prevented by wearing an athletic cup during exercise.
You should perform monthly testicular self-exams if you have an increased risk for developing testicular cancer. These exams have not been shown to improve survival or change the outcome of testicular cancer if you are NOT at increased risk. It is very important that you see a medical provider immediately with any scrotal mass.
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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for Testicular Cancer: Recommendation Statement. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; February 2004.
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