Introduction: Testicular cancer is the most common cancer among young men. Research suggests self-examination is a useful tool in the prevention of testicular cancer. The aim of the study is to evaluate the knowledge of students in eastern Poland on the topic of testicular cancer and how to prevent this.

Materials and methods: A total of 410 male students were recruited from the cities of Lublin and Chełm in eastern Poland. The study was conducted by means of an original diagnostic opinion poll. The study was conducted in 2017.

Results: The age range of respondents was 18–28 years. The average age was 21.24 ±1.43 years. The majority of respondents (46.1%, n = 189) had sufficient knowledge concerning testicular cancer prevention. Only 12.44% of the men declared regular testicular self-examination.

Conclusions: Awareness of testicular cancer in the population of surveyed students is insufficient, which is the main reason for failure to regularly self-examine the testes. Implementation of educational programs and training on the prevention of testicular cancer is required.

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Medicine, Basic Medical Science, other, Clinical Medicine, Surgery, Public Health