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What causes testicular cancer?

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Researchers don't know the exact causes of testicular cancer, but risk factors include:

  • Age. Testicular cancer can happen at any age, but most often occurs in men between the ages of 15-40.
  • Undescended testicle.
  • Family history.
  • Race and ethnicity. The risk for testicular cancer in white men is more than five times that of black men and more than double that of Asian-American men.

From: Infertility and Testicular Disorders WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: American Urology Association.

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on July 12, 2017

SOURCE: American Urology Association.

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on July 12, 2017

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