Usually you begin by seeing your family doctor (GP), who’ll examine you. If your GP suspects that you may have testicular cancer you’ll be referred to a hospital specialist for further tests. Sometimes your GP will request an ultrasound. The specialist will usually be a urologist - a doctor who is experienced in treating testicular, prostate, bladder and kidney problems. They will examine you and ask about your general health and any previous health problems you may have had. You’ll have an ultrasound examination of the scrotum and the testes, and blood tests. You may also have a chest x-ray to check that you lungs are healthy.
Occasionally, men with testicular cancer that has spread are diagnosed when they have other tests to investigate their symptoms. These tests may include a CT scan or MRI scan.