What increases the chances of developing testicular cancer?
Risk factors for testicular cancer include: undescended testes (cryptorchidism) - this increases the cancer risk, especially if it is not corrected by childhood; family history - having a brother or father with testicular cancer; genetic conditions - such as Klinefelter's syndrome and Down syndrome, can significantly increase the risk; inflammation of the testes (orchitis) - a rare form of mumps affecting the testes, and; ethnicity - the risk of testicular cancer is highest in Caucasian men.
Author: Jonathan Meddings
First answered: 17 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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