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Testicular Cancer: Statistics

What are statistics?

Some people use numbers called statistics to figure out their chances of getting cancer. Or they use them to try to figure out their chances of dying from cancer. Because no two people are alike, statistics can’t be used to predict what will happen to one person. The statistics below describe large groups of people. They do not take into account a person's own risk factors, such as family history, behaviors, or cancer screenings. If you have questions, talk with your healthcare provider.

What are the statistics for testicular cancer?

Here are some statistics about testicular cancer:

  • About 8,720 new cases of testicular cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. during 2016.

  • About 380 men will die of testicular cancer during 2016.

  • A man's risk of getting testicular cancer in his lifetime is about 1 in 263. The lifetime risk of dying from this cancer is about 1 in 5,000.

Source: American Cancer Society

Online Medical Reviewer: Alteri, Richard, MD
Online Medical Reviewer: Cunningham, Louise, RN
Online Medical Reviewer: MMI board-certified, academically affiliated clinician
Date Last Reviewed: 5/1/2016
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