What Causes It?

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(or ‘Why me?’)

Short answer, they don’t know! It is still a relatively rare disease although it’s steadily on the increase and with the constant research going on for a reason as to why; it’s entirely possible we’ll know one day.

Testicular cancer is more common in men who have a testicle that failed to descend, and Caucasian rather than African or Asian men. Although the risks remain small those men with a brother or father who had testicular cancer appear to be slightly more at risk - research has found a gene that is believed to be the cause of testicular cancer in some men, if this is the case and that gene is inherited this would be the reason for the increased risk in siblings and children.