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Testicular Cancer

Risk Factors for Testicular Cancer

The exact cause of this disease is unknown. However, research does show that some men are more likely than others to develop testicular cancer. Possible risk factors include the following:

  • Age
  • Cryptorchidism - undescended testicle(s)
  • Family history
  • Personal history of cancer in the other testicle
  • Race and ethnicity
  • HIV infection

Most testicular cancers occur in men between the ages of 20 and 54.  The rate of testicular cancer is higher in Caucasians than in other populations.

Locations for Testicular Cancer