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Reducing Your Risk of Testicular Cancer
by Ricker Polsdorfer, MD
There are no specific guidelines to prevent testicular cancer because the cause is unknown. Although testicular cancer can affect men at any age, it is most common in those under 35 years old. Some risk factors such as family history or genetics cannot be changed. Fortunately, there are also risk factors which can be modified. These include:
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Marijuana linked with testicular cancer. National Institute on Drug Abuse website. Available at: https://www.drugabuse.gov/news-events/nida-notes/2010/12/marijuana-linked-testicular-cancer. Updated December 2010. Accessed September 11, 2017.
Testicular cancer. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T907377/Testicular-cancer. Updated May 31, 2017. Accessed September 11, 2017.
Last reviewed September 2017 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Mohei Abouzied, MD, FACP
Last Updated: 9/11/2017
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