What are the risk factors for testicular cancer?

There are few known risk factors for testicular cancer. In fact, most men who develop the disease do not have any of the known risk factors.

Most men who develop this disease are between the ages of 20 and 34. However, testicular cancer has been known to develop in older men and infants.

Some risk factors for testicular cancer can include:

  • Having a personal or family history of testicular cancer
  • Having an undescended testicle
  • Being infected with HIV

What can you do to prevent testicular cancer?

Because there are few known risk factors for testicular cancer, and many of the known risk factors are unavoidable, it is not possible to prevent most cases of testicular cancer.

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