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  » Men's health  »  Risk Factors

Risk Factors

There are factors that raise a man’s risk of getting this disease:

  • An undescended testicle. One or both testicles don’t move from the abdomen to the scrotum.
  • Young age. Young men have a higher risk of getting testicular cancer. It is the most common cancer between the ages of 20 to 34, the second most common cancer between the ages of 35 to 39, and the third most common cancer between the ages of 15 to 19.
  • A personal history of testicular cancer. Men who already had testicular cancer have a higher risk of developing a tumor in the other testicle.
  • A family history of testicular cancer. Men with a family history of testicular cancer may have a higher risk of developing testicular cancer.
  • Klinefelter's syndrome. This is a genetic disorder in males caused by having an extra X chromosome.
  • Race. Testicular cancer is more common among White men.