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Testicular Cancer

ARUNA V. SARMA, JULIE C. MCLAUGHLIN and DAVID SCHOTTENFELD

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Third edition

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9780195149616
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865062 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0060
Testicular Cancer

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Cancer of the testis is relatively uncommon in the United States, accounting for approximately 1% of cancers in males. It is most commonly diagnosed in males between the ages of 15 and 44, and occurs more often in white than black men. This chapter reviews the epidemiology of testicular cancer. Topics covered include classification, demographic patterns, environmental factors, pathogenesis, and preventive measures.

Keywords: testis; men; cancer risk; cancer epidemiology; cancer prevention; testicular cancer

Chapter.  16820 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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