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What causes testicular cancer?

By Zaira Salvador.
Last Update: 03/28/2018

In most cases, the causes of testicular cancer are unclear. Doctors know that it occurs when healthy cells in the testicle become altered. In other words, it is clear that all testicular cancers begin in the germ cells, but the reasons why these cells become abnormal and develop into cancer are still unknown.

Some risk factors include cryptorchidism, abnormal testicle development, family history, age, and race.

Suggested for you: Testicular Disorders & Infertility – Impact on Reproductive Function.

 Zaira Salvador
Zaira Salvador
BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI)
License: 3185-CV
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI) License: 3185-CV.
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