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Testicular cancer has increased in many populations worldwide

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 17 February 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:382
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    The number of cases of testicular cancer has increased by an average of 60% over 25 years in 21 populations across five continents, according to new research.

    But the researchers, from the US National Cancer Institute, found big differences, with some rates 10 times higher than others. Why this increase has occurred and what is responsible remain unclear, say the researchers.

    Although the incidence of cancer of the testis has risen markedly in many Western populations over the past half century, it has not been clear whether rates in other populations have also increased. In the research, which was published online on 9 February in …

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