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Testicular cancer statistics
New cases of testicular cancer, 2014-2016 average, UK
Deaths from testicular cancer, 2016, UK
Survive testicular cancer for 10 or more years, 2010-11, England and Wales
Preventable cases of testicular cancer are not known as it is not clearly linked to any preventable risk factors
- There are around 2,400 new testicular cancer cases in the UK every year, that's more than 6 every day (2014-2016).
- In males in the UK, testicular cancer is the 17th most common cancer, with around 2,400 new cases in 2016.
- Testicular cancer accounts for 1% of all new cancer cases in males in the UK (2016).
- Testicular cancer accounts for less than 1% of all new cancer cases in females and males combined in the UK (2016).
- Incidence rates for testicular cancer in the UK are highest in males aged 30 to 34 (2014-2016).
- Since the early 1990s, testicular cancer incidence rates have increased by more than a quarter (28%) in males in the UK.
- Over the last decade, testicular cancer incidence rates have increased by almost a tenth (8%) in males in the UK.
- Around 1 in 10 testicular cancer cases are diagnosed at a late stage in Northern Ireland (2010-2014).
- Most testicular cancers occur in descended testicles.
- Incidence rates for testicular cancer are projected to rise by 12% in the UK between 2014 and 2035, to 10 cases per 100,000 males by 2035.
- Testicular cancer in England is less common in males living in the most deprived areas.
- Testicular cancer is more common in White males than in Asian or Black males.
- An estimated 34,900 men who had previously been diagnosed with testicular cancer were alive in the UK at the end of 2010.
- There are around 60 testicular cancer deaths in the UK every year, that's around 1 every week (2014-2016).
- In males in the UK, testicular cancer is not among the 20 most common causes of cancer death, with around 55 deaths in 2016.
- Testicular cancer accounts for less than 1% of all cancer deaths in males in the UK (2016).
- Mortality rates for testicular cancer in the UK are highest in males aged 50 to 54 (2014-2016).
- Since the early 1970s, testicular cancer mortality rates have decreased by more than four-fifths (83%) in males in the UK.
- Over the last decade, testicular cancer mortality rates have decreased by more than a quarter (29%) in males in the UK.
- Mortality rates for testicular cancer are projected to fall by 35% in the UK between 2014 and 2035, to fewer than 1 death per 100,000 males by 2035.
- Testicular cancer deaths in England are more common in males living in the most deprived areas.
- Almost all (98%) men diagnosed with testicular cancer in England and Wales survive their disease for ten years or more (2010-11).
- Almost all (98%) men diagnosed with testicular cancer in England and Wales survive their disease for five years or more (2010-11).
- Around all (99%) men diagnosed with testicular cancer in England and Wales survive their disease for one year or more (2010-11).
- Almost all men in England diagnosed with testicular cancer aged 15-49 survive their disease for five years or more, compared with more than two-thirds of men diagnosed aged 80 and over (2009-2013).
- Testicular cancer survival is improving and has increased in the last 40 years in the UK, probably because of combination chemotherapy.
- In the 1970s, around 7 in 10 men diagnosed with testicular cancer survived their disease beyond ten years, now it's around all men.
- When diagnosed at its earliest stage, all men with testicular cancer will survive their disease for five years or more, compared with around 8 in 10 men when diagnosed at the latest stage.
- Five-year relative survival for testicular cancer in men is above the European average in England but similar to the European average in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
- A person’s risk of developing cancer depends on many factors, including age, genetics, and exposure to risk factors (including some potentially avoidable lifestyle factors).
- 1 in 215 UK males will be diagnosed with testicular cancer in their lifetime.
- Testicular cancer is not clearly linked to any preventable 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.
- 'Two-week wait' is the most common route to diagnosing testicular cancer.
- ‘Two-week wait’ standards are met by all countries, ‘31-day wait’ and ‘62 day wait’ are not met by any country for urological cancers.
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