Study attributes this to greater understanding of pathology, increased surveillance.
The malignancy is three times more likely to develop in boys with cryptorchidism.
Those who had ever smoked marijuana were almost twice as likely as non-users of marijuana to develop the disease.
The relapse-free survival at 10 years was 83% and 54% for stage IIA and IIB patients, respectively.
Risk highest for nonseminoma and mixed histology tumors.
Researchers believe their findings suggest post-natal risk factors modify testicular cancer risk.
Long-term serum levels of residual platinum correlate with the severity of neurotoxicity five to 20 years after chemotherapy in testicular cancer (TC) survivors, even after adjusting for initial cisplatin dose, according to a study published online in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Frequent CT scanning for testicular cancer surveillance appears to be associated with secondary malignancies.
CHICAGO—Testicular cancer survivors treated with chemotherapy and radiotherapy are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD), researchers reported at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting. These patients also are at higher risk for hypertension and diabetes.
Marijuana use may increase a man's risk of testicular cancer, particularly the nonseminona or mixed-histology form, according to a study published in Cancer (2009; published online ahead of print).