Testicular Cancer Overview

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What Is Testicular Cancer? TOPICS

How many men get testicular cancer?

The American Cancer Society’s estimates for testicular cancer in the United States for 2013 are:

  • About 8,820 new cases of testicular cancer
  • About 380 deaths from testicular cancer

The lifetime chance of having testicular cancer is about 1 in 270. This is largely a disease of young and middle-aged men, but about 6% of cases occur in children and teens.

Testicular cancer is one of the most curable forms of cancer. Because treatment is usually successful, the risk of dying from this cancer is very low: about 1 in 5,000. If you would like to know more about survival, see the section, “Survival rates for testicular cancer.”


Last Medical Review: 01/02/2014
Last Revised: 02/11/2014