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Some Testicular Cancer Facts & Myths:
- There are over 2,400 new cases of testicular cancer in the UK each year. (7 cases every day).
- Testicular cancer is more common in white males than in Asian or black males.
- Almost half (47%) of testicular cancer cases in the UK each year are diagnosed in males aged under 35.
- Incidence rates for testicular cancer in the UK are the highest in males aged 30-34 but around 80% 15-45.
- 98% of cases will survive for 10 years following early treatment.
- You are at greater risk if there is a history of testicular cancer in your family.
- You are at greater risk if you were born with an undescended testicle.
- Tall men are at greater risk.
- There is a greater risk if you use cannabis.
- There is a greater risk if you use bodybuilding supplements.
- ‘Wearing tight underwear causes testicular cancer’ FALSE!
- ‘Having a vasectomy causes testicular cancer’ FALSE!
- ‘Masturbation causes testicular cancer’ FALSE!
- ‘You can’t have sex, or father children after testicular cancer’ FALSE!