There is no single cause of testicular cancer but some factors seem to increase a guys risk, such as:
- delayed descent of the testicles (if not corrected early)
- age – particularly between 15 and 49
- family or personal history of testicular cancer
- abnormal development of the testicle
Some guys develop testicular cancer without having any of these risk factors. The best way to protect yourself is to check your boys on a regular basis.
Clinical trial discovery improves quality of life
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