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Most men don’t like to think about testicular cancer – which can put them in jeopardy of missing signs they have it. “It’s an easy subject to sweep under the rug, since it can be less than comfortable for a majority of men to talk about,” says Dr. S. Adam Ramin, a urologic surgeon and medical director of Urology Cancer Specialists in Los Angeles. “The tricky part of spotting these symptoms is that, for the most part, they’re subtle. Most men are alerted by pain; they believe if it doesn’t hurt, nothing’s wrong. For testicular cancer, this is the No. 1 misconception.” The most common testicular cancer symptoms, he says, don’t involve pain.