The American Cancer Society’s estimates for testicular cancer in the United States for 2023 are:
The incidence rate of testicular cancer has been increasing in the US and many other countries for several decades. The increase is mostly in seminomas. Experts have not been able to find reasons for this. Lately, the rate of increase has slowed.
Testicular cancer is not common: about 1 of every 250 males will develop testicular cancer at some point during their lifetime.
The average age of males when first dignosed with testicular cancer is about 33. This is largely a disease of young and middle-aged men, but about 6% of cases occur in children and teens, and about 8% occur in men older than 55.
Because testicular cancer usually can be treated successfully, a man’s lifetime risk of dying from this cancer is very low: about 1 in 5,000 . If you would like to know more about survival statistics, see Testicular cancer survival rates.
Visit the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Statistics Center for more key statistics.
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Last Revised: January 12, 2023