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Urology Services

Testicular Cancer Service

Testicular cancer is uncommon and usually affects a small percentage of young men.

The main symptoms are lumps in the testicle or a painless swelling, although some discomfort can occur. If your GP feels your symptoms may show signs of testicular cancer, you will be given an appointment in the Urology Clinic within 14 days.

The Urology Investigation Suite is based at Newcastle's Freeman Hospital. 

More information

You can get more information about the Testicular Cancer Service, including:

  • the staff you may meet, who include a Clinical Nurse Specialist specialising in problems with the testicles and scrotum
  • the tests you can expect, including blood tests and an ultrasound scan of the scrotum
  • what happens next, which could include referral to a consultant urologist, surgery, radiotherapy or chemotherapy
  • useful websites for more information
  • contact details.

For more information on all of the above, you can visit the Newcastle Urology website


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