Does Height Affect Testicular Cancer Risk?

A survey by the National Cancer Institute found that taller men have about a 13 percent greater risk of developing testicular cancer for every 2 inches (15 cm) they are above average height. Despite this, the risk for developing testicular cancer remains low — only about 5 out of every 100,000 men in the U.S. get it.

More facts about testicular cancer:

  • White men are more likely to get testicular cancer than those of other ethnicities. Black men experience the least incidence of testicular cancer, followed by Asians.

  • Testicular cancer is one of the most treatable forms of cancer and has one of the lowest mortality rates among cancers. Fewer than 2 out of 1 million men die of testicular cancer annually.

  • Fewer than 4 percent of testicular lumps are cancerous.

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