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.

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