of the testicles accounts for only about one percent of
all cancers in men. BUT, it is the most common type of cancer
in males ages 16 to 35, and it can occur anytime after age
only one testicle is affected. The cause of testicular cancer
is still unknown. Risk factors, however, have been found.
Uncorrected undescended testicles in infants
and young children. (Parents should make sure that their
infant boys are checked at birth for undescended testicles.)
A family history of testicular cancer. (If you
dont know, ask.)
Having an identical twin with testicular cancer.
Injury to the scrotum or to a testicle.
Its five times more common among Caucasian
than Black males.