Testicular Cancer (Cancer of the Testicle)

Quick GuideSigns of Cancer in Men: Could it Be Cancer?

Signs of Cancer in Men: Could it Be Cancer?

Health history can affect the risk of testicular cancer.

Anything that increases the chance of getting a disease is called a risk factor. Having a risk factor does not mean that you will get cancer; not having risk factors doesn't mean that you will not get cancer. Talk with your doctor if you think you may be at risk. Risk factors for testicular cancer include:

  • Having had an undescended testicle.
  • Having had abnormal development of the testicles.
  • Having a personal history of testicular cancer.
  • Having a family history of testicular cancer (especially in a father or brother).
  • Being white.
Male Illustration - Testicular Cancer
Male Illustration - Testicular Cancer
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/28/2016

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