What are the key statistics about testicular cancer?
The American Cancer Society's estimates for testicular cancer in the United States for 2013 are:
- About 7,920 new cases of testicular cancer will be diagnosed.
- About 370 men will die of testicular cancer.
The rate of testicular cancer has been increasing in the United States and many other countries. The increase is mostly in seminomas. Experts have not been able to find reasons for this increase. Lately, the rate of increase has slowed.
Testicular cancer is not common; a man's lifetime chance of developing testicular cancer is about 1 in 270. Because treatment is so successful, the risk of dying from this cancer is very low: about 1 in 5,000.
Last Medical Review: 05/04/2012
Last Revised: 01/17/2013