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Testicular cancer Key Stats

Testicular Stats DoughnutKey messages on incidence, survival, mortality, risk factors (causes) and a summary table of the statistics for testicular cancer are given here.

More comprehensive information and statistics for testicular cancer is here: incidence, survival, mortality and risk factors.

The latest statistics available for testicular cancer are; incidence 2011, mortality 2012, and survival 2010-2011. Source years are specified in the statistics table. Find out why these are the latest statistics available.


How common is testicular cancer?

Read more in-depth testicular cancer incidence statistics.

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How many men die from testicular cancer?

Read more in-depth testicular cancer mortality statistics.

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How many men survive testicular cancer?

  • Since the introduction of combination chemotherapy in the 1970s, 10-year survival for testicular cancer has risen continuously, and is now 98%.
  • Almost all men with testicular cancer are now cured, compared with less than 7 in 10 in the early 1970s.

Read more in-depth testicular cancer survival statistics.

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What are the main causes of testicular cancer?

  • A man’s risk of developing testicular cancer depends on many factors, including age, genetics, and exposure to risk factors.
  • No modifiable factors have been conclusively linked with testicular cancer risk, though many factors have been studied. The most well-established risk factor for testicular cancer is cryptorchidism.
  • Certain medical conditions and diethylstilbestrol exposure in utero may relate to higher testicular cancer risk, but evidence is unclear.

Read more in-depth causes of testicular cancer.

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Testicular cancer statistics table

Number of new cases per year 2,207 UK 2011
Incidence rate per 100,000 population1 7.1
Number of deaths per year 63 UK 2012
Mortality rate per 100,000 population1 0.2
One-year net survival2 99.1% England & Wales 2010-2011
Five-year net survival2 98.3% 2010-2011
Ten-year net survival2 98.2%

1. European age-standardised    2. Adults diagnosed    3. Latest statistics available

More detailed testicular cancer statistics can be found using these links: incidence, survival, mortality, risk factors.

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Updated: 2 December 2014