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Reasons why men suffer from Testicular Cancer

Testicular cancer is a unique form of cancer that accounts for only 1% of cancers that occur in men. 

Testicular cancer is unique compared to other cancers. It is usually affect younger men between the ages of 15 and 49. Though this type of cancer affects black men, white men have a higher risk of developing this type of cancer.

Reasons men suffer from testicular cancer:

Though the actual cause of this kind of cancer is not known, there are things that increase a man'schances of developing it. They are;

Undescended testicles

Undescended testicles are the most common risk factor for this type of cancer. According to reports, about 5% of boys are born with their testicles inside their stomachs. 


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These testicles eventually descend into the scrotum during the first few years of their life, but in some cases, however, they do not. Male children with undescended testicles are 3 times more likely to develop testicular cancer.

 In cases where the testicles do not descend, surgery is required to remove them from the abdomen and return them to their proper place; the scrotum.

Family history:

As is the case with breast cancer people with a family history of testicular cancer or an undescended testicle are more likely to develop testicular cancer. 

Previous testicular cancer:

More often than not men who have been diagnosed with testicular cancer often experience a recurrence in 5 or 10 years. Most of the time, the recurrence happens on the other testicle.

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