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Testicular Cancer Incidence   

Testicular cancer is rare in the world, especially among black men. It accounts for 1 to 2% of men cancers, and less than 4% of urologic tumors. The malignancy affects about 1 in 20 000 men. However, testicular cancer is the most common cancer in young men, particularly males who are in their mid-twenties.   

From 2002-2006, the highest incidence of testicular cancer was registered among male aged between 20 and 34. Percentages and ages of men diagnosed with testicular cancer were approximately: 

·         5.5% under age 20;  

·         46.6% between 20 and 34;

·         28.9% between 35 and 44;  

·         13.5% between 45 and 54;  

·         3.5% between 55 and 64;  

·         1.1% between 65 and 74;  

·         0.6% between 75 and 84;  

·         0.2% 85+ years of age.  

 

 Worldwide, approximately 49 000 men are diagnosed with testicular cancer each year. In the United States, about 8,000 testicular cancer cases are registered each year. According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), it is estimated that 8,400 men were diagnosed with cancer of the testis in 2009; 380 died of it.

 

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