Testicular Cancer

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Testicular Cancer.

Testicular cancer is the second most common cancer in young men (aged 18 to 39).(1)

The most common type is seminoma, which usually occurs in men aged between 25 and 50 years. The other main type is non-seminoma, which is more common in younger men, usually in their 20s.

Incidence and mortality

There are more than 600 men diagnosed with testicular cancer each year in Australia. The risk of being diagnosed by age 85 is 1 in 226. The number of men diagnosed with testicular cancer has grown by more than 30% over the past decade, however the reason for this is not known.

Most testicular cancers are successfully treated. In 2006, there were 26 deaths from testicular cancer.

 

(1) Excluding non-melanoma skin cancer, which is the most commonly diagnosed cancer according to general practice and hospitals data, however there is no reporting of cases to cancer registries.

 

To find out more information about testicular cancer, please visit this link:  http://www.cancer.org.au/aboutcancer/cancertypes/testicularcancer.htm