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Everyman is the UK's leading male cancer campaign
Testicular cancer is diagnosed more frequently in the young and middle-aged than in elderly men. It is most common in men aged between 15-45.
Undescended testis at birth
A significant risk factor, this condition may increase the risk of testicular cancer by five to ten times.
Family historyHaving a father, brother or son who has had testicular cancer increases the risk of getting the disease. Inherited genetic factors may play a role in up to one in five testicular cancers - which is exceptionally high when compared to other cancer types.
Previous testicular cancer
Having had testicular cancer before increases the risk of developing cancer in the other testicle. However, cancer in both testicles is extremely rare.
Race and ethnicity
Testicular cancer is most common in Caucasians. With the exception of New Zealand Maoris, the disease is rare in non-Caucasian populations.
We do not know enough about what causes testicular cancer to occur or how to prevent it. Everyman is carrying out the research to find the answers.
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