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Testicular Self-Exam (cont.)

Testicular Cancer Risk Factors

The cause of testicular cancer is unknown, but there are several known risk factors:

  • Family history of testicular tumors
  • History of an undescended testicle or a late-descending testicle
  • History of mumps and later shrinking of the testicles
  • Injury to the scrotum
  • Ethnicity: More common in white than black men
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