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2014-05-01 23:04:55

Kia Michel, MD, of Comprehensive Urology in Los Angeles comments on the importance of seeking testicular cancer treatment after a 21-year-old’s life is saved thanks to social media platform Reddit. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 Recent news that a 21-year-old’s life was saved thanks to the popular social media site Reddit underscores how testicular examinations can have a substantial – and potentially life-saving – effect on patients of any age. Taylor “Chase” Tyree...

2012-11-29 14:51:13

Boys whose testes have not descended at birth–a condition known as cryptorchidism–are almost three times as likely to develop testicular cancer in later life, finds an analysis of the available evidence published online in Archives of Disease in Childhood. The findings prompt the authors to ask whether boys with the condition should be regularly monitored to lessen the potential risk Cryptorchidsim, where testes fail to descend into the scrotum and are retained within...

2009-06-03 07:56:35

Scientists have discovered a genetic risk factor associated with a three-fold increase in risk for testicular cancer. The most common cancer among young men, rates of testicular cancer have doubled in the United States in the last 40 years, affecting seven out of 100,000 white men each year. Scientists have just discovered men with two copies of the common version of the c-KIT ligand gene have a 4.5-fold higher risk of testicular cancer than men who have copies of the less common version of...

2009-02-24 08:22:18

Men who are infertile appear to have an increased risk of developing testicular cancer, according to a report in the February 23 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.Testicular germ cell cancer, the most common cancer among young men in industrialized countries, has become even more prevalent during the last 30 to 50 years, according to background information in the article. There is evidence that semen quality and male fertility have also declined during...

2005-08-23 16:25:00

NEW YORK -- Pregnant women's weight is apparently associated with the subsequent risk of testicular cancer in male offspring once they become adults, according to a Scandinavian study. Higher maternal weight leads to higher levels of estrogens, which can be transferred from mother to fetus via the placenta. "Increased fetal exposure to estrogen during the first trimester of pregnancy has been proposed as a risk factor for the development of testicular cancer later in life," Dr. Tom...


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