Frequently checking your testicles for lumps keeps you aware of your body and whether or not it is changing. It also helps you catch the symptoms testicular cancer early so it can be treated. Testicular cancer becomes apparent when malignant cells in your testes grow out-of-control and form hardened masses in your scrotum. Knowing how to check for lumps in your testicles makes it easy for you notice any potential problems early.

Remove your pants and underwear in a comfortable and private location such as your bedroom or bathroom.

Elevate one of your legs by placing one of your feet on the edge of your bed, bathtub or toilet. This makes it easier for you to access all angles of your scrotum.

Place your forefinger and middle-finger together on the surface of your scrotum. Feel gently along the surface of your scrotal sack for any abnormalities on the skin's surface.

Press your fingers into your scrotum firmly, but gently, to feel for any hardened masses in the sack.

Spread your scrotum slightly so you can roll each testicle around with your fingers gently. This allows you to check your testicles for tumorous growths or cysts. If necessary, repeat steps 2 through 5 in the shower, using soapy fingers, to check more smoothly.