Hi Skate, -
Although Testicular Cancer is a relatively rare male malignancy, accounting for only 1% of all male Cancers, it is the MOST common Cancer in American males between the ages of 15 and 34.
It is most common in white men, especially those of Scandinavian descent. The testicular cancer rate has more than doubled among white men in the past 40 years, but has only recently begun to increase among black men. The reason for the racial differences in incidence is not known.
Fortunately, it is also one of the most curable male Cancers with a 95% cure rate. During 2008, there were 8,090 new cases diagnosed and only 380 mortalities. This constitutes a death to diagnosis ratio of just 5%. The only Cancer site with a lower ratio was Thyroid Cancer at 4%. (source: American Cancer Society)
Testicular Cancer is rather THOROUGHLY addressed at the following National Cancer Website. www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Sites-Types/testicular
I suggest he visit it for detailed information. I hope this helps! – John@newPCa.org (aka) az4peaks
Post Edited By Moderator (James C.) : 6/3/2011 8:34:16 AM (GMT-6)