2nd October 2019

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Is it rare to get testicular cancer?

Testicular cancer is rare, accounting for about 1% of all male cancers. However, testicular cancer is the most common form of cancer in men ages 15-35. Every year, in the U.S., over 9,000 men are diagnosed with testicular cancer and around 400 die from the disease.

Hereof, what are the main causes of testicular cancer?

Risk factors for testicular cancer
  • Undescended testicles (cryptorchidism) Having undescended testicles (cryptorchidism) increases the risk of testicular cancer.
  • Abnormal cells in the testicle (carcinoma in situ)
  • Fertility problems.
  • Previous testicular cancer.
  • Family history.
  • Hypospadias.
  • Inguinal hernia.
  • HIV or AIDS.
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